Harmony mineworker dies in accident

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A mineworker has been killed at Harmony Gold's Evander mine, near Secunda, in Mpumalanga, the company said on Friday.

Harmony said in a statement that the man was repairing a spillage skip on Thursday afternoon when the accident occurred.

The company was investigating the cause. Hoisting operations - to remove ore from the mine shaft - would be suspended until the probe was complete.

Further details were not immediately available. - Sapa

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