Posted on: June 17, 2009 Posted by: Diane Swarts Comments: 0

South Africa. Harmony Gold reported on Monday that a fall of ground accident occurred at its Masimong mine in the Free State last Friday morning June 12, resulting in the death of a mineworker.

Harmony CEO Graham Briggs and his management team expressed their sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.

“Masimong has produced excellent Safety results in the past year and its management team has placed great emphasis on Safety on a daily basis by rolling out effective Behaviour-based Safety programmes. It remains unfortunate that such an incident still occurred. Harmony will continue to address safety as a priority at all its operations,” added Briggs.

Management together with the Department of Minerals and Energy commenced investigations on Friday. Work in the affected panel was stopped. No blasting will take place in this panel for four days. The National Union of Mineworkers held a day of mourning for the deceased on Saturday.

Source: I-Net Bridge


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