Miners trapped underground


Johannesburg - A fire broke out at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu gold mine on Sunday morning. A rescue mission was sent to 2.300 metres deep.




February 24 th, 2015

The fire started during maintenance work on a bulk air cooler. Miners took refuge at underground bays where fresh air, water supply and telephone communication to the surface were available. The rescue operation lasted for 12 hours and 486 miners were safely brought to the surface. No injuries were reported.

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