HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Seismic event at Elandsrand Mine
HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED
Registration number 1950/038232/06
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
JSE share code: HAR
Seismic event at Elandsrand Mine
Johannesburg. Wednesday 27 February 2008. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(Harmony) regretfully announces that a seismic event which occurred at the
Elandsrand Mine near Carletonville at 10h30 local time, has caused the death of
The localised seismic event, which measured 0.9 magnitude on the Richter scale,
occurred in the 78/5 stope causing a fall of ground in a panel. The damage
caused by the event was confined to the top portion of the stope panel.
Two persons were trapped by the fall of ground and although they were rescued by
their fellow workers within 20 minutes, regrettably both succumbed from their
injuries at the scene of the accident. No other persons were seriously injured.
The workplace has been stopped until further investigations are done.
The management of Elandsrand Mine has expressed their sincere condolences to the
families of the deceased and sympathy to those affected by the tragic accident.
Chief Executive Graham Briggs also expresses his sympathy with the families and
assures them of Harmony`s support during this difficult period.
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
27 February 2008
For more details contact:
Chief Operating Officer
on +27 (0)82 806 0872
Merrill Lynch South Africa (Pty) Limited
Date: 27/02/2008 13:25:01 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za
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