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Sunday, 8 April 2018

6 Perish In Newmont Ghana Ahafo Mine Accident

Six (6) people have perished in an accident that occurred at the Newmont Ahafo Mine at Kenyasi No 2, in the Brong Ahafo Region on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
Report says four others got injured following the fatal accident.
Kwadwo Asare, Gideon Amankwaa, Kojo Bismarch, Ben Brako, Agyei Wale and Ebenezer Sarfo who died in the accident were trapped after a structure they were constructing a reclaim tunnel roof at the Ahafo Mill Expansion Project collapsed.
Four others, Musa Sulemana, Seth Kwame, Daniel Dzitor and one other person who got injured in the accident were treated and discharged at the SOS Clinic of the mine.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Inspector Augustine Oppong, has disclosed that the bodies of the deceased had been deposited at the St Elizabeth Catholic Hospital at Hwidiem for an autopsy to be conducted.
 “The entire Newmont family is devastated by this tragic accident and our priority is to provide support to the families, friends and co-workers of the deceased,” the Regional Senior Vice President of Newmont’s Africa Operations,” the Ahafo Mine Communication and External Relations Manager, Mr Agbeko Azumah said in a statement.
According to the statement operations of the company have been suspended while the families of the deceased were been notified.
“All other employees working in the area have been safely relocated and the scene of the accident has been secured. The police are on site and the appropriate government and regulatory agencies have been notified including the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission”.


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