Another Fatal Accident Hit Newmont Akyem Mine


wpid-Newmont-mining.jpgNewmont Ghana says it is investigating a?fatal accident that?occurred?at its?Akyem Mine late Wednesday.

?On behalf of all Newmont, we extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family, and share in their grief at this extremely difficult time,? said Dave Schummer, Regional Senior Vice President,?Africa Operations in a statement issued in Accra yesterday.

?Our priorities are to support the deceased?s family,?friends and co-workers during this time of unimaginable loss while also investigating the causes of this tragic accident,? it added.

Newmont Ghana, which has notified the family and relevant authorities, noted that its paramount priority remains the safety of its employees, contractors and communities.

The scene of the accident has been secured and related operations halted.

The company is closely working with the Mine Inspectorate Division and the District Police Service to thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident and put in place remedial measures to prevent such accidents in the future.

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