Harmony Gold Mining Company has reported that two of its employees were fatally injured on Saturday morning, following a fall of ground related incident at its Tshepong mine, in Welkom near the Free State Province.
Authorities were immediately informed and an investigation into the incident is currently underway. Operations have been suspended in the interim.
“The executives and management express their sincerest condolences go to our colleagues’ family, friends and colleagues,” Peter Steenkamp, chief executive officer of Harmony commented. “We believe that our proactive safety culture that has been reinforced through various initiatives is the responsibility of each and every one of our stakeholders at Harmony.
We must all continue making every effort to ensure a safe working place and that we reach our goal of zero harm across all our operations”, he added.