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Hochschild suspends Inmaculada mining after fatal accident

01 February 2017 07:40

Hochschild Mining has suspended operations at its Inmaculada mine in southern Peru after two contractors died in an accident yesterday.

An investigation is currently under way and operations at Inmaculada have been suspended until its completion and all relevant authorities have been informed.

Hochschild said it was committed to reviewing and reinforcing procedures to ensure safety remained the top priority across the company.

Chief executive Ignacio Bustamante said: "We deeply regret this tragic accident.

"The safety of those employed at our operations is the company's highest priority.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the individuals' families and friends.

"We have launched a full investigation to determine the cause of the accident, and are offering support to the family and employees at the mine site."

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