HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED - Final update: Doornkop mineRelease Date: 10/02/2014 07:43:00 Code(s): HAR PDF(s):
Final update: Doornkop mine
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
Registration number 1950/038232/06
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
JSE share code: HAR
(“Harmony” or “the company”)
Final update: Doornkop mine
With deep sadness, Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (“Harmony” and/or
“the company”) advises that rescue workers have recovered the body of the
mineworker on Friday evening, who was unaccounted for following Tuesday
evening’s underground seismic event, rockfall and fire at the company’s
Doornkop mine. This brings to nine the number of mineworkers who died,
and all are now accounted for.
Eight mineworkers who made their way to a refuge bay on 192 level, where
the rockfall and fire occurred, were brought safely to surface by rescue
workers Wednesday morning.
Harmony CEO Graham Briggs repeated his personal condolences, and those of
the company’s board of directors and management to the family, friends
and colleagues of those who died.
“Families have been brought to the mine by the company, where they will
be provided with the support they need at this time.”
All involved in rescue efforts praised
Briggs praised the scores of rescue workers who volunteered their
services, under the auspices of the Mines Rescue Service, for their
“unstinting, round-the-clock” commitment to search and rescue process.
“The rescue teams’ common spirit of selflessness, courage and camaraderie
has been an inspiration to us all at this sad time. We are deeply
grateful to all involved in the rescue mission – the rescue teams,
management, the unions and the Department of Mineral Resources.”
A memorial service for those who died will take place at Doornkop mine on
Wednesday, the 12th of February 2014.
Briggs said a priority now will be an intensive investigation into the
cause of the Doornkop tragedy, involving representatives of the company,
organised labour and the health and safety directorate of the Department
of Mineral Resources.
For more details contact:
Russell and Associates
Charmane Russell and/or James Duncan
Tel: +27 (0)11 880 3924
James Duncan mobile:
+27 (0) 82 318 9855
Charmane Russell mobile:
+27 (0) 82 372 5816
10 February 2014
J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa Proprietary Limited
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