South African miner AngloGold Ashanti has halted production at a part of its Mponeng underground mine after the death of a mine worker at the site.

AngloGold spokesman Alan Fine said that an employee died after subsidence at Mponeng, Reuters reports.

Fine said that the company is not carrying out any production in the area where the accident happened and there will be further investigations to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The company does not yet know how much output will be lost because of the suspension of operations, Reuters said.