Harmony Gold says investigations into the accident are underway.
Harmony’s CEO, Peter Steenkamp says: “We are deeply saddened by this accident. My condolences go to the family, colleagues, and friends of the deceased.”
This is the third incident at Phakisa this year. Last month a mineworker succumbed to his injuries in hospital, following the materials handling accident at the Phakisa mine.
In April, a rock drill operator was also fatally injured in a fall of ground accident.
The 2 426 m-deep Phakisa mine provides jobs to over 3 700 people.