Second Harmony miner dies since start of 2017

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Cape Town - Harmony Gold [JSE:HAR] on Monday announced that an employee was fatally injured in a fall of ground incident at its Bambanani mine in Welkom in the Free State. The worker was a winch driver who had been in Harmony’s employ since 2013, Harmony said in a statement. The incident occurred on Friday.

This is the gold mining company's second fatality in recent times. On February 1 Harmony advised that one of its employees was fatally injured in a scraper-related incident at its Masimong mine, also in Welkom.

The worker was a stope team member with close to 14 years’ mining experience. All scraper-related operations were stopped until further notice and a safety shift was declared, Harmony said. It added that an investigation into the incident is under way.

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