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Virginia, Free State - A Harmony Gold mineworker was killed on the job on Wednesday, the company said.

He died while he was busy with demolitions at Saaiplaas Three demolition site, close to Virginia in the Free State, said spokeswoman Henrika Basterfield.

“Investigations are currently underway to establish the cause of the accident,” she said. No other workers were injured.

Basterfield said this was the first death of a Harmony worker this year.

“Harmony’s CEO Graham Briggs and his management team express their sincere condolences to the families and colleagues of the deceased,” she said. - Sapa

* This story was edited at 10:41am on Friday February 8, 2013.