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harmonyNews24 reports that two people have been killed following a "seismic related fall" at one of Harmony Gold’s mines in Welkom.  

The company said on Tuesday that it regretted having to advise that two of its employees were fatally injured in a seismic related fall of ground incident at its Joel mine near Welkom in the Free State on Tuesday morning.  The statement added:  "Management express their deepest condolences to the deceased employee’s family, friends and colleagues."  An investigation into the deaths is underway.  Former Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane last year urged mines to step up health and safety efforts after three miners died at a Harmony Gold mine in August.

  • A short report by Kaveel Singh is at News24
  • Harmony’s short press statement is at Harmony online
  • See too, Amcu bemoans death of another two mineworkers, at Amcu online

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