One miner dead, another injured at Trevali (T.TV) Santander mine

Officials from the Vancouver-based Trevali Mining Corporation have released a statement notifying the press that one miner was killed and another injured in their Santander Mine in Peru.

Details of the incident have not been made available.

The incident reportedly occurred on August 8th and was referred to as a ‘fatal accident’. Underground preparation work and development activities had been taking place through the company’s mine contractor.

Work was suspended after the accident. Trevali, the contract mining team, and government officials are investigating.

Company officials say they are working to ensure the miners’ families receive all possible support, and are providing counseling for employees and workers on site.

“We are all greatly saddened by this tragic accident that resulted in the death of one miner and injury of another and extend our sincere condolences to their families, friends and colleagues,” said Dr. Mark Cruise, Trevali’s President and CEO, who vowed the cause of the accident would be fully investigated.

Trevali describes itself as a ‘zinc-focused base metals mining company with operations in Canada and Peru.’

From the release: “In Peru, the Company has commenced commissioning at its Santander zinc-lead-silver mine and metallurgical plant where operations are underway with subsequent ramp up to planned 2,000-tonnes-per-day production. In Canada, Trevali owns the Caribou mine and mill, Halfmile mine and Stratmat polymetallic deposit all located in the Bathurst Mining Camp of northern New Brunswick.”.


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