Worker killed at Harmony mine

A worker has been killed in an accident at Harmony Gold’s Tshepong mine in the Free State, the company said on Wednesday.

Harmony said that the accident on Tuesday involved a chairlift.

”A local inspection was completed yesterday [Tuesday] and the Department of Minerals and Energy inquiry will be scheduled in due course.”

The mine, however, was still open.

”Following the inspection, it was decided not to close the mine,” said Marian van der Walt, Harmony Gold’s spokesperson.

Earlier this month, a 43-year-old mineworker was killed at Harmony Gold’s Bambanani mine, also in the Free State.

In 2007, 221 workers died in the mining sector compared with 199 fatalities in 2006.

More than 160 mine workers have been killed this year. — Sapa

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