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Ghana: Newmont suspends all mining operations in Ghana indefinitely over death of 6 workers in a tunnel accident

Author: GhanaWeb (Ghana), Published on: 15 April 2018

"Newmont suspends all mining operations in Ghana indefinitely over deaths", 9 April 2018

Mining giant Newmont Ghana Limited has indefinitely suspended mining activities at all its sites in the country as investigations into the death of six of the firm’s subcontractor staff takes shape. Six persons, all contractor employees of the construction services company, Consar Limited, died when the roof of a reclaim tunnel at the Ahafo Mill Expansion project, which is under construction, collapsed on them Saturday. Two others who were with the six, escaped with minor injuries...The cause of the accident is yet to be established but it is suspected to be the result of a structural defect. Fresh concrete that was being cast on the roof of the tunnel collapsed on the eight-member crew working in the tunnel at the time, thus trapping them in the process...

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