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Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) concludes rescue operation following fatal incident in South Africa
  • Gold miner Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) has reported the death of an employee at its Tsumeb smelter in Namibia
  • The worker suffered serious injuries while conducting maintenance activities in the waste processing plant
  • Despite the best efforts of first responders and emergency services personnel, the worker’s injuries were tragically fatal
  • The company has stopped plant operations, advised the authorities and will be conducting an investigation into the incident
  • Dundee Precious Metals is up 0.25 per cent and is currently trading for C$8.07 per share

Gold miner Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) has reported the death of an employee at its Tsumeb smelter in Namibia.

On Thursday, November 19, a worker suffered serious injuries while he was conducting maintenance activities in the waste processing plant. 

The company immediately dispatched first responders and emergency services personnel to the scene, but to no avail. Despite their best efforts, they were unable to save the worker who died from his fatal injuries.

Dundee Precious Metals stopped operations at the plant immediately after the employee’s death, and has since advised the relevant authorities of what has transpired. The company has made it clear that it will be conducting an extensive investigation into the incident which led to the fatality.

Dundee Precious Metals’ President and CEO, David Rae, said that he was reporting the tragic loss with a heavy heart.

“Our immediate focus is on the welfare of our employee’s family, as well as our employees who have been impacted by this incident,” he commented.

“The safety and wellbeing of our employees is our highest priority. This tragedy is a devastating reminder of the critical importance of safety in all aspects of our operations,” he added.

David went on to say that the company has extended its deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased, and will work to provide all necessary support to the worker’s family and colleagues during this difficult time.

Dundee Precious Metals is up 0.25 per cent and is trading for C$8.07 per share, as of 11:00am EST.


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