Miners and staff were all reported safe and are now back to work once again after a fire incident last week at Newmont’s Ahafo South mine laboratory in western Ghana.
According to local media, the 9 April damaged equipment but did not injure anyone. The fire was brought under control without further issues.
An investigation into the cause is still pending.
“We are relieved that the incident did not result in any injury or fatality to the workforce who remain our most important resource. Everyone is safe and back to work,” General Manager Alex Annin said.
“The regulatory authorities have visited the incident scene and have commenced Investigations. We await the results to understand the cause of the fire and determine the next steps. Safety remains our topmost priority, and we look forward to applying the lessons learnt from the investigations to avoid a repeat incidence.”
Sources: Fire incident at Ahafo South Mine laboratory controled, everyone safe and back to work — Newmont (modernghana.com) and Fire at Newmont Ahafo South Mine Lab under control – Management – MyJoyOnline.com