Medusa Mining: Death in underground mine in Philippines

Company News

by Jessica Amir

Medusa Mining Limited (ASX:MML) has announced a contract miner has died at its underground mine in the Philippines.

The fatal accident occurred at the gold producer’s Co-O mine on Wednesday 22 March 2017, when two miners were extending a timber support that was about 6 meters above a main track level.

The second miner heard a loud noise and then found his work partner on the track level below and unconscious. He was immediately taken to the company hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.

The company has continued to operate the mine, but stopped activities where the incident occurred while a detail investigation takes place.

Medusa Mining is providing support to the miner’s family.

Shares in Medusa Mining Limited (ASX:MML) last traded 1.4% higher on Friday at 36.5 cents.
 

Jessica Amir

Finance News Network
Jessica joined FNN in January 2017 after having worked in financial advising for seven years and in TV journalism for seven years, specialising in finance, equities and analysis. She has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Australia, Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd and ex Treasurer Jo Hockey. Jessica has worked as a journalist with Sky News Business, ABC 1, ABC's The Business, ABC24 and has also been a regional Channel 7 and 9 TV reporter with Prime7 and Win News.