Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM; OTCQX: TPRFF) reported today, expressing regrets that a miner has succumbed to injuries suffered in an accident at its Segovia Operations last Thursday when a cable on an elevator transporting 20 miners from level 8 to level 12 in the Providencia mine failed. The company’s Emergency Response Team was immediately activated. The appropriate Colombian government authorities were also immediately notified and an investigation into the incident has been initiated. The company said that it is working with the local authorities to determine the cause of the incident.
Lombardo Paredes, Chief Executive Officer of Gran Colombia, said, “Our thoughts are with the family, friends and co-workers of our colleague and we are offering support at this difficult time. We are also providing support and assistance to the other 19 workers and their families as they recover from injuries suffered in the incident.”
Gran Colombia is a Canadian-based mid-tier gold producer with its primary focus in Colombia where it is currently the largest underground gold and silver producer with several mines in operation at its Segovia and Marmato Operations. Gran Colombia is continuing to focus on exploration, expansion and modernization activities at its high-grade Segovia Operations.
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