Harmony Gold is a South African gold mining company headquartered in Randfontein. The company is among the largest gold producers in the world with mines in South Africa and Papua New Guinea. In May and June 2006, 63 illegal mineworkers died in one of Harmony’s South African mines. The company is accused of knowingly exposing its mineworkers to high concentrations of silicon dioxides without taking proper safety measures. In December 2012, a South African lawyer filed a class-action suit on behalf of 17,000 ex-mineworkers who claim they contracted Silicosis, a serious lung disease, from working in the mines. The companies involved in this case include African Rainbow Minerals, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, and Harmony Gold.
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