Miner dies at Harmony’s Mponeng mine


A miner attached to Harmony’s Mponeng mine near Carletonville in Gauteng died on duty on Thursday.

Peter Steenkamp, ​​CEO of the mine, says the nature of the incident that led to the tragic death is currently being investigated.

“The safety of our employees remains our priority. We remain committed to ensuring that these types of tragedies do not occur.”

Steenkamp says family members, colleagues and the relevant authorities have been informed and the accident scene has been temporarily closed amid police investigations.

“We continue to proactively engage and share information with our employees to ensure that all safety guidelines are followed at all times.

“Harmony expresses its deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. A day of mourning will be held at the mine.”

No further information is known at this stage.

This is the second death in the industry this week. Gold Fields reported a fatal accident at its South Deep mine on Tuesday. Trackless mining equipment was used during this incident, after which the company temporarily suspended all mining activities near Westonaria, Gauteng.