“Teranga Gold is deeply saddened by this tragic event, and extends heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Moussa Cissokho, who had been working at Sabodala since 2011,” says Richard Young, Teranga Gold president and CEO.
Cissokho was fatally injured while working in the Sabodala process plant. Teranga is working with local regulatory authorities to determine the cause of the incident. The company has also commenced its own internal investigation.
“The safety and well-being of Teranga employees is of paramount importance to the company. Counselling and assistance has been offered to Cissokho’s family and employees,” states Young.
The fatality is the first to occur at the Sabodala gold mine since commencement of operations in 2009.
Teranga Gold’s Sabodala mine is situated within the West African Birimian geological gold belt in a region of Senegal that has only recently been opened for mining and exploration but already established itself as significant gold camp with more than 10 Moz discovered.
The Sabodala gold project is the only large-scale, gold mine to come into operation in Senegal.
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