Newmont Mining Corporation has restarted production at both its Ahafo and Akyem mines after extended safety discussions and risk assessments with employees following the tragic death of six contract workers.
The tragic accident occurred at Newmont’s Ahafo Mill Expansion project in Ghana on 7 April 2018. A contractor construction crew of eight people was working inside a surface reclaim facility when the roof collapsed during the placement of concrete.
Of these eight, two escaped with minor injuries. Emergency response teams were deployed immediately, but six fatalities were confirmed.
In response to the accident on Saturday, Newmont temporarily suspended production at both its Ahafo and Akyem mines in Ghana.
All surface civil construction at the Ahafo Mill Expansion project will remain suspended until Newmont and the authorities are satisfied that work can resume safely.
The investigation is being led by the Inspectorate Division of Ghana’s Minerals Commission.
Newmont continues to support the investigation of the accident and to offer its condolences and support to the families of the victims.