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Harmony Gold reports fatality at its Kusasalethu mine

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(Kitco News) - Harmony Gold Mining reported today that an employee tragically lost his life on Thursday, 23 March 2023 at its Kusasalethu mine, near Carletonville, in Gauteng province of South Africa.

In a statement, the company said that the nature of the incident leading to this loss of life is still to be confirmed.

"This is a tragic and regrettable loss for all of us. We have been putting in every effort as a company, involving all our stakeholders, to ensure the safety of all our employees. We will continue to apply Harmony's integrated approach towards risk management that involves our employees, all stakeholders and working environment. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased during this sad time," said CEO Peter Steenkamp.

The company added it has reached out to the relevant authorities, including the family of the deceased and the affected employees to provide assistance wherever possible.

"All work in the affected section has been temporarily ceased, pending a comprehensive internal investigation," Harmony said.

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