Life cut short Contractor dies in fatal accident

An accident which occurred on Wednesday morning at Asanko Gold Mine in Ghana has resulted in the death of a contractor engaged in mining activities.

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Some workers of Asanko Gold Mine

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An accident which occurred on Wednesday morning at Asanko Gold Mine in Ghana has resulted in the death of a contractor engaged in mining activities.

A statement from the company expressing its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased said it was deeply saddened by the news. It also said that the company will be launching an investigation into the incident.

“The incident was immediately reported to the relevant regulatory authorities who have conducted an initial inspection and have given clearance for work to resume. A full internal investigation into this incident is underway and a comprehensive review of both the mine and the contractor’s operating and health and safety procedures is also being conducted," the statement said.

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