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.

The 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 workforce.”

The 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 other stakeholders.

Investigations 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.

“The immediate thoughts of management are with the family, friends and co-workers of our colleague,” the company said.

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