JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South African miner Harmony Gold has stopped all tramming operations at its Evander mine, in Mpumalanga, after a worker died in an accident on Thursday.
The JSE-listed gold miner said an investigation into the cause of the tramming accident was under way.
Harmony is in the process of selling the Evander mine to Pan African Resources and Wits Gold for R1.7-billion.
The accident comes a day after Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said that the country’s mine safety statistics were improving. She said the safety crackdown on the industry had reduced the number of fatalities to three in April, from an average of 11 or more a month.
Harmony traded at R76.42 a share on the JSE on Friday morning, slightly down from Thursday’s closing price of R77.15 apiece.