Harmony Gold Mining Company has advisedthat one of its employees was fatality injured in a scraper related incident at its Masimong mine in Welkom in the Free State.

The deceased was a stope team member with close to 14 years’ mining experience. All scraper related operations were stopped until further notice and a safety shift was declared.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

Management expressed their condolences to all affected by this tragic loss.