Underground gold miner killed
An underground mining has been killed at Medusa Mining’s Co-O gold mine in the Philippines.
According to the company, the miner was involved in a fatal accident in a shrinkage stope at the mine.
Broken ore upon which the miner was standing “collapsed due to an undetectable cavity caused by bridging above the full ore chute”, Medusa says.
The man was recovered by the site’s mine rescue team, but was later declared dead upon arrival at the mine hospital.
Medusa say this accident, the lost time accident in six months, will cause a reduction in the December quarter production, as the stopes have stopped operation while an investigation is carried out.
Apart from the stopes, the rest of the mine is continuing operations.