Consolidated Minerals advises that whilst performing scheduled maintenance work on a 11kV electricity transmission line at the Ghana mine site, a fatality involving an employee occurred late yesterday afternoon.
The local authorities and management are currently attending to the incident and the family members of the deceased colleague have been informed.
Other regulating authorities have been contacted and a full investigation into the incident has commenced today.
Managing Director of Ghana Manganese Company Limited, Jurgen Eijgendaal said: “We have been informed about the sad loss of our respected colleague. Our thoughts and sympathy firstly go out to the family, friends and colleagues of the person involved. Whilst all investigations are ongoing, we must reiterate that any loss of life at our operations is unacceptable. We will work relentlessly to build and improve the health and safety standards of our organisation.”