Johannesburg - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited ('Harmony' and/or 'the Company') regrets to report that one of its employees tragically lost their life following a winch-related incident on Friday morning.
The incident occurred at its Kusasalethu mine, near Carletonville, in the Gauteng province.
Mining activities in the whole operation were stopped until the areas were declared safe. The affected area has remained closed pending an in-loco inspection into the cause of the incident. The relevant authorities have been informed and the family of the deceased colleague will receive the necessary support and counselling.
'The board, executives and management of Harmony are deeply saddened by this tragic incident. We are doing our utmost to ensure these incidents do not occur and continually strive to improve the safety culture throughout all our operations. Safety is a core value at Harmony and remains a priority as we seek to eliminate work related injuries and accidents. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the deceased.' said Peter Steenkamp, chief executive officer of Harmony.
Tel: +27 (0)83 722 5467
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony), a world-class gold mining and exploration company, has operations and assets in South Africa and Papua New Guinea (PNG). Harmony has more than 70 years' experience in the industry. Company assets include one open pit mine and several exploration tenements in PNG, as well as 9 underground mines and 1 open pit operation and several surface sources in South Africa. In addition, Harmony owns 50% of the significant Wafi-Golpu copper-gold project - a tier 1 asset - in a joint venture in PNG.
The company's primary stock exchange listing is on the JSE with a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange. The bulk of our shareholders are in South Africa and the United States.
(C) 2021 Electronic News Publishing, source ENP Newswire