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harmonyBusiness Report writes that Harmony Gold Mining announced on Monday that one of its employees had been fatality injured on Saturday morning, following a mud rush related incident at its Tshepong mine, in Welkom.  

CEO Peter Steenkamp said the fatality was worrying.  “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague’s life and will continue making every effort to ensure a safe working place”, he commented.  Steenkamp indicated that Harmony had reported 11 fatalities in 2019 at the gold producer’s South African mines.  This had been despite the company’s focus on eliminating fatalities.  In the previous year, a total of 13 employees died at the company’s operations.   An investigation into the Tshepong accident is underway.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Dieneo Faku on page 12 of Business Report of 14 January 2020

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