Contractor Body Found After Confrontation With Artisinal Miners
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Newmont Goldcorp Ghana reported that the body of a security contractor has been found, the company said on Saturday in a news release.
The contractor was reported missing after a confrontation with illegal artisanal miners on the Ahafo mine property early on Thursday, 25 July. Following an extensive search operation, the victim's body was discovered in the Ahafo mine's mining area and recovered late Friday, 26 July.
The company had worked closely with police and other stakeholders to locate the missing security contractor. Four other security guards were injured during the confrontation on Thursday and received medical treatment.
"Newmont Goldcorp Ghana and our nearby communities are grieving in the wake of this tragic loss of life," said Kwame Addo-Kufuor, Acting Regional Senior Vice President of Newmont Goldcorp's Africa Operations. "We are supporting our security provider in its efforts to assist the injured as well as the family of the deceased."
We are assisting the police to conduct thorough investigations to understand the circumstances that led to the disappearance and death. Operations are continuing as normal.
We will continue working with other stakeholders to ensure the safety of the people working at our operations.Written with material from Newmont Goldcorp's news release