Harmony Gold reports mine fatality

Harmony Gold reports mine fatality

Kusasalethu gold mine is one of the world’s deepest. (Image courtesy of Harmony Gold.)

South Africa’s Harmony Gold on Monday reported a fatality at its Kusasalethu mine 90 kilometres west of Johannesburg after a fall-of-ground accident.

The accident occurred on Dec.15 following a “seismic event”, the company said in a statement. Internal investigations are underway, it added.

Harmony reported 13 fatalities in its 2022 financial year to June 30, up from 11 work-related deaths reported the previous year. The company has so far reported three fatalities during the first six months of the current financial year.

(By Nelson Banya)

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