Johannesburg – Harmony Gold Mining Company has advised that an employee was fatally injured on Wednesday, following a seismic event that caused a fall of ground at its Mponeng mine, near Carletonville, in the Gauteng province.
“The board, executives and management of Harmony wish to extend their deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of our deceased colleague. It is of utmost importance that we ensure a safe working environment at all our operations, and we commit to providing the necessary support to the family in dealing with this unfortunate tragedy,” Peter Steenkamp, chief executive officer of Harmony commented.
The relevant authorities, as well as the family of the deceased were informed and an investigation into the incident is currently underway. Operations in the affected section have been suspended in the interim.