An employee has been killed in an underground rail bound related incident at Harmony Gold’s Phakisa mine near Welkom in the Free State.

Harmony Gold said that investigations into the accident, which occurred on Saturday 18 June 2015, are underway.

This is the second incident at Phakisa this year. In April, a rock drill operator was also fatally injured in a fall of ground accident.

The 2 426 meter-deep Phakisa mine provides jobs to over 3 700 people.