PTFI Reports on DOZ Incident
31 May 2013
The Company regrets that an accident occurred while it was performing approved maintenance activities in the DOZ underground mine. Wet ore material (wet muck) flowed from an ore bin covering a truck and its operator.
The circumstances involved in this incident are inconsistent with the company’s established safety protocol for handling wet muck and are being investigated.
This event was not the result of any collapse of the mine tunnel, as has been incorrectly reported, and does not in any way reflect upon the integrity of the mine.
The driver of the truck has been taken to Tembagapura Hospital and is in critical condition. We are saddened by this accident and are praying for our fellow worker and his family at this difficult time.
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