A fire incident that occurred at the onsite laboratory at Newmont Africa’s Ahafo South mine on Sunday, 9th April, has been brought under control.
According to the mining giants, no fatalities or injuries were recorded. “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,” Alex Annin, General Manager, Ahafo Mine.
“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 next steps. Safety remains our topmost priority and we look forward to applying the lessons learnt from the investigations to avoid a repeat incidence.” Alex Annin concluded.
Newmont Africa is the country’s leading gold producer and operates two gold mines: the Ahafo Mine in the Ahafo region, and the Akyem Mine in the Eastern region. It is in the process of establishing a third mine, which is currently at the Project Stage – the Ahafo North Project. The company is a subsidiary of Newmont Corporation, the world’s leading gold business. Commercial production at Ahafo and Akyem began in 2006 and 2013, respectively, and currently has about 6,700 employees, directly and indirectly across its operations. Newmont is actively involved in exploration activities across the African continent, and globally.