HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Bambanani Mine Release Date: 26/02/2008 17:21:15 Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Bambanani Mine
HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED
Registration number 1950/038232/06
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
JSE share code: HAR
Johannesburg. Tuesday 26 February 2008. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(Harmony) regretfully announces that a seismic event occurred at Harmony`s
Bambanani Mine in the Free State at 12h10 local time.
The localized seismic event, which measured 2.1 magnitude on the Richter scale,
occurred on 63 level 73 stope causing the panel to collapse, where a total of 16
employees were working.
Medical and Proto teams were immediately mobilised and the rescue operation was
concluded in two hours. The final rescue reports indicate that regrettably two
persons died and four persons were injured, of which one is in a critical
Harmony`s Chief Executive, Graham Briggs, and his management team express their
sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and sympathy to those
affected by today`s tragic accident.
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
26 February 2008
For more details contact:
Chief Operating Officer
on +27 (0)84 499 6051
Randfontein Gold Mine
P O Box 1
South Africa 1796
T +27 (11) 411 2000
Merrill Lynch South Africa (Pty) Limited
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