Hudbay reports fatal incident at its Lalor mine in Manitoba, underground operations suspended
(Kitco News) - Hudbay Minerals (TSX, NYSE: HBM) today announced that a fatality occurred at its Lalor mine, located in Snow Lake, Manitoba.
According to a press-release, the incident occurred during underground mining operations on the evening of June 19, 2021, when a worker employed by a service provider was fatally injured from a fall while working at height.
No other personnel were injured and the scene has been secured, the company said. All underground mining operations at the Lalor mine have been suspended while an investigation is completed.
"This is a tragic situation and we are profoundly saddened by this unfortunate incident. Our hearts go out to the individual's family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time," said President and CEO Peter Kukielski. "The safety and health of our workforce remains our utmost priority. We will continue to provide support to all those who were affected, and we remain more committed than ever to our objective of zero harm."
Hudbay is a diversified mining company primarily producing copper concentrate (containing copper, gold and silver) and zinc metal. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Hudbay owns three polymetallic mines, four ore concentrators and a zinc production facility in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan (Canada) and Cusco (Peru), and copper projects in Arizona and Nevada (United States).