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Caledonia Mining reports fatality at Blanket mine

Mining at Eroica ore body has been suspended pending a full risk assessment and investigation.
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Zimbabwe’s Minister of Mines and Mining Development has been notified

Caledonia Mining Corporation PLC (LON:CMCL TSE:CAL) has reported a fatality at the Blanket gold mine in Zimbabwe.

Mining at Eroica ore body, where the incident occured and that contributed 10% of production in the last quarter, was briefly halted pending a risk assessment and investigation though it has since restarted.

Caledonia has notified Zimbabwe’s Minister of Mines and Mining Development and the Inspector of Mines and will provide all the necessary assistance to the Ministry of Mines Inspectorate Department in its enquiry into this incident.

Steve Curtis, chief executive, said: "This is a serious setback in our efforts to continuously improve safety at Blanket Mine.

“The previous fatality was in April 2015. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, colleagues and friends of the deceased".

-- update for Eroica ore body re-start--

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