A reclaim tunnel roof has collapsed on eight Newmont Ghana staff at the Ahafo Mines
The company has confirmed the death of six who they say are all contract workers
Other employees working in the area have been safely relocated while police and other regulatory body investigate the accident
Newmont Ghana has confirmed the death of six of its contract workers following the collapse of the reclaim tunnel roof at its Ahafo Mill Expansion project on Saturday.
It said two others were treated at the clinic and discharged.
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According to the company, the workers were all contractor employees with Consar Limited, a construction services company.
“Newmont Ghana is deeply saddened to report a fatal accident on April 7, following the Relevant authorities have been notified and the company is cooperating with the police on their investigation,” it said in a statement Sunday.
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“The entire Newmont family is devastated by this tragic accident and our priority is to provide support to the families, friends and co-workers of the deceased,” said Alwyn Pretorius, Regional Senior Vice President of Newmont’s Africa Operations.
The company told Joy News operations have been suspended and they are notifying the families of the deceased.
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All other employees working in the area have been safely relocated and the scene of the accident has been secured, Joy News has learnt.
The police are on site and the appropriate government and regulatory agencies have been notified, including the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission.
Read full statement below: