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Canadian SSR Mining reports incident at Marigold Mine

Staff Writer | November 1, 2017
SSR Mining reported a fatal incident at its Marigold mine in Nevada, U.S. that occurred in the afternoon of October 31, 2017.
SSR Mining
Mining   Two employees have been fatally injured
The incident involved contact between a haul truck and a light vehicle within the open pit operations at the mine.

SSR Mining immediately activated its emergency plan, mobilized its emergency response team and notified the relevant authorities. The company regrets to confirm two employees have been fatally injured.

Immediately after the incident, operations at the Marigold mine were and remain suspended. SSR Mining and the relevant authorities have commenced an investigation.

Paul Benson, president and CEO said, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleagues and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to their families. This incident is particularly upsetting as the health and safety of our employees is our highest priority.

"We are fully cooperating with the ongoing investigation to determine the cause of the accident and are offering support to our colleagues' families and our employees at the mine site."