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Rock fall accident kills contract worker at Canadian owned mine in Mexico

June 23, 2016
By The Canadian Press
Health & Safety Mining Workplace accident -- fatality


VANCOUVER – A Vancouver-based mining company says a contract worker has died in an accident at one of its mining operations in Mexico.

Great Panther Silver Ltd. says the worker died Wednesday due to an isolated rock fall at its Guanajuatito Mine.

The company says it is assessing the cause of the incident and has reported it to the relevant authorities.

Great Panther Silver also says that while the area where the accident occurred has been closed for the investigation, the rest of the operations are unaffected.


The company also operates a mine in Durango, Mexico.

Word of the fatality comes a day after another Vancouver-based mining company, Starcore International Mines Ltd. (TSX:SAM), reported the death of a worker in an accident at its San Martin mine in Mexico.

Starcore said that accident claimed the life of an “experienced underground miner” during wall and ceiling support installation.


Copyright (c) 2016 The Canadian Press


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