JOHANNESBURG – Harmony Gold Mining Company has advised that an employee was fatally injured Thursday morning, following a mine-related incident at its Tshepong South (previously known as Phakisa mine), near Welkom, in the Free State.
“The safety of our employees is a major focus at all our operations and every effort is being made to embed a proactive safety culture to ensure we achieve our objective of zero harm and zero loss of life. After an extended period without fatalities, there can be no greater reminder of the importance of safety than the loss of one of our colleagues. We are deeply saddened by the incident and will ensure a full investigation into the cause of this tragedy”, Peter Steenkamp, chief executive officer of Harmony said.
Harmony, together with other industry peers recently observed the Mineral Council South Africa’s annual National Day of Health and Safety in Mining on the 8 th of July 2021, where the focus was on Renewed Focus for Our New Normal, which recognises the integration of health, safety, and well-being.