A Harmony Gold confirmed on Monday that an employee was killed in a fall of ground related incident at its Masimong Mine, in Welkom over the weekend.

According to Harmony’s spokesperson, the fatality took place on Saturday, and involved a rock drill operator.

Harmony has said an investigation into the accident is underway.

“Management expressed their sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased,” said Harmony in a statement.

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