HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company - Fall Of Ground Accident At Harmony`s Release Date: 15/06/2009 14:20:52 Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company - Fall Of Ground Accident At Harmony`s
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
FALL OF GROUND ACCIDENT AT HARMONY`S MASIMONG MINE
Johannesburg, Monday, 15 June 2009. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(Harmony) regretfully announces that a fall of ground accident occurred at its
Masimong mine in the Free State last Friday morning, resulting in the death of a
Harmony`s Chief Executive Officer, Graham Briggs and his management team,
express their sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.
"Masimong has produced excellent safety results in the past year and its
management team has placed great emphasis on safety on a daily basis by rolling
out effective behaviour-based safety programmes. It remains unfortunate that
such an incident still occurred. Harmony will continue to address safety as a
priority at all its operations," adds Briggs.
Management together with the Department of Minerals and Energy commenced
investigations on Friday. Work in the affected panel was stopped. No blasting
will take place in this panel for four days. The National Union of Mineworkers
held a day of mourning for the deceased on Saturday.
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
PO Box 2
South Africa 1760
T: +27 (11) 411 2000
For the comprehensive set of results please visit www.harmony.co.za
J.P. Morgan Equities Limited
Date: 15/06/2009 14:20:52 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za
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