Fortuna Silver restarts Peru mine three weeks after contractor death
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(Kitco News) - After a three-week shutdown, Fortuna Silver Mines, Inc. (NYSE: FSM, TSX: FVI) announced Wednesday that it has restarted operations at its Caylloma Mine in Peru.
The company announced the closure on July 6 after a contract employee at the mine suddenly died; the cause of death had not been determined. In a further safeguard against the COVID-19 pandemic, during the shutdown, the company said that it sanitized and disinfected the mine site.
“The Company has in place and is operating under detailed and stringent health and safety protocols to safeguard the health and safety of our personnel and the local communities where we operate,” the company said.
Fortuna said that it resume operations July 27 with a production capacity of 1,430 tonnes per day.
In 2019, the Caylloma Mine produced 900,000 ounces of silver, 28.7 million pounds of lead and 45.6 million pounds of zinc.
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