HAR - Harmony - Work stoppage at Virginia operations
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 1950/038232/06)
Share code: HAR ISIN: ZAE000015228
WORK STOPPAGE AT VIRGINIA OPERATIONS
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) acknowledges that 6 500 employees
at its Virginia operations downed tools earlier today.
The work stoppage at Harmony`s Virginia operations in the Free State is related
to the safety incident at Unisel Mine where an employee lost his life on Friday
11 July 2008. Harmony is engaging with regional union representatives to address
The employee was killed at Unisel on Friday after accidently injuring himself
with a water jet that he was operating. Unisel has enjoyed an excellent safety
record until this unfortunate incident, having last week achieved their One
Million Fatality Free Shifts.
In another incident, an employee was killed this morning at Harmony`s Elandsrand
Gold Mine in an accident involving a scraper.
Harmony deeply regrets the loss of life and extends its condolences to the next
of kin. We will continue to do all we can to eliminate fatal accidents on our
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
For more details contact:
Chief Executive Officer
on +27(0)11 411 2012
General Manager, Investor Relations
on +27 11 411 2314 or
+27 (0)82 654 9241
15 July 2008
Merrill Lynch South Africa (Pty) Limited
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