HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd - Fatality At Harmony`s Target Mine
Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
Registration Number: 1950/038232/06
JSE Code: HAR
NYSE Code: HMY
NASDAQ Code: HMY
FATALITY AT HARMONY`S TARGET MINE
Johannesburg. Friday, 17 April 2009. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(Harmony) regretfully announces that an accident at its Target mine in the Free
State on Tuesday resulted in the loss of life of a contract worker. Initially,
the cause of death was unclear. Therefore an autopsy was performed to determine
the cause of death, which was found to be electrocution. Investigations of the
equipment used are also underway to establish the reasons for the electrocution.
Production was not hindered by the accident. However, the National Union of
Mineworkers (NUM) has declared a day of mourning that commenced last night and
will continue for the duration of today.
Harmony`s Chief Executive Officer, Graham Briggs and his management team,
express their sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.
Harmony continues to address safety through its behavior-based initiatives that
have been rolled out to all of its operations. The continuous communication on
safety in the working place as well as off the job is receiving priority
attention from all stakeholders involved.
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
For more details contact:
Marian van der Walt
Executive: Corporate and Investor Relations
On +27 (0)82 888 1242
Investor Relations Officer
On +27 (0) 82 759 1775
Randfontein Office Park
P O Box 2
South Africa 1760
T +27 (11) 411 2000
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