Make Kitco Your Homepage

Harmony Gold reports fatality at its Tshepong North mine in South Africa

Kitco News

Editor note Get all the essential market news and expert opinions in one place with our daily newsletter. Receive a comprehensive recap of the day's top stories directly to your inbox. Sign up here!

(Kitco News) - Harmony Gold Mining announced today that an employee tragically lost his life on Tuesday morning, 7 March 2023, following a rigging related incident at its Tshepong North mine, near Welkom, in the Free State province of South Africa.

"This loss of life is a tragedy for Harmony and indeed the mining industry at large. Having celebrated the safe start to the calendar year, these incidents remind us that we cannot ever be complacent, and that workplace safety is non-negotiable," Peter Steenkamp, chief executive officer for Harmony said.

Harmony expresses its deepest sympathies and condolences to the employee’s family, friends and colleagues for this loss. The company said it has reached out to the relevant authorities, including the families of the deceased and the affected employees to provide assistance wherever possible.

Harmony added that a comprehensive internal investigation is currently underway.

European Lithium announces 'robust' DFS results for its Wolfsberg project in Austria with NPV of $1.5B

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and may not reflect those of Kitco Metals Inc. The author has made every effort to ensure accuracy of information provided; however, neither Kitco Metals Inc. nor the author can guarantee such accuracy. This article is strictly for informational purposes only. It is not a solicitation to make any exchange in commodities, securities or other financial instruments. Kitco Metals Inc. and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.