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Monday, July 8, 2013
IAMGOLD Corp. reports death at South America gold mine
IAMGOLD Corp. reported the death of a local contractor employee on Monday at
the company's Rosebel gold mine in Suriname, South America. The
Rosebel gold mine is located in the mineral rich Brokopondo district
in north eastern Suriname.
accident occurred while clearing trees for the Rosebel tailings pond
expansion project,” the company said in a press statement. “No
one else was injured during the accident. The company and the
contractor have notified the individual's family. The Rosebel mine is
offering assistance and support to the individual's family and
Rosebel emergency response team was immediately activated after the
incident and internal emergency services personnel were called to the
site. Rosebel also notified the relevant government authorities and
led by Rosebel have been initiated to determine the cause of the
accident. The local authorities have been notified and they will
conduct their own investigation.
immediate thoughts of management are with the family, friends and
co-workers of our colleague,” the company said. Follow
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