Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited has announced that an employee was fatally injured on 3rd February, following a seismic event that triggered a fall of ground at Target mine in Welkom in the Free State Province, South Africa.
Relevant authorities were informed immediately and an investigation is underway.
“On Friday last week (29th Jan) we declared a safety day and brought all our operations and surface plants to a complete standstill to reinforce and revitalise our journey towards improving safe behaviour in the workplace,” said chief executive officer Peter Steenkamp. “Harmony’s risk-based safety approach is aimed at ensuring that no life is lost at any of our mines. Every effort is made to embed a proactive safety culture within Harmony and our goal is zero harm”, Steenkamp said.
Harmony’s Board and executives have extended their deepest condolences, and those of the Company, to the family, colleagues and friends of the deceased. The family will receive the necessary counselling and support in line with our bereavement policy.
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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.
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.