South African miner Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited has confirmed a fatality has occurred at one of its’ operations.
In a statement that company said that one of its’ employees tragically succumbed to his injuries following a rail-bound equipment-related accident at the Kusasalethu mine, near Carletonville, on Tuesday evening.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague. We express our sincerest condolences to the deceased employee’s family, friends and colleagues,” commented Peter Steenkamp, chief executive officer of Harmony.
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Harmony is working closely with the relevant authorities to carry out an investigation.
Harmony has operations in both South Africa and PNG. Harmony Gold fatality rates, while falling, still claimed the lives o11 mineworkers this year in its South African Operations. Harmony’s current LTIFR is 6.16. It is South Africa’s largest gold producer employing around 8800 personnel across its South African operations.
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