Johannesburg - Harmony Gold says a worker has died after being involved in a rail-bound accident at its Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville on Monday morning.
The listed miner says in a statement to shareholders that investigations into the accident are underway and all tramming operations on the level where the accident occurred have been stopped.
“Harmony’s management team wish to express their deepest condolences to the members of the deceased's family.”
So far this year, around ten mineworkers have already been killed in accidents.
For 2014, the total number of fatalities for those working in local mines was 84, the lowest ever recorded in the country’s mining history. This continued a trend that began in 2013, as mine deaths had previously been over a hundred a year.