Harmony Gold on Monday announced that an employee was fatally injured in a fall of ground incident at its Bambanani mine in Welkom in the Free State. The worker was a winch driver who had been in Harmony’s employ since 2013, Harmony said in a statement. The incident occurred on Friday.
This is the gold mining company’s second fatality in recent times. On February 1 Harmony advised that one of its employees was fatally injured in a scraper-related incident at its Masimong mine, also in Welkom.