Miner dies at Blanket Mine

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Caledonia Mine has reported a fatality at its 49 percent-held Blanket Mine in Zimbabwe.

In a statement Thursday, Caledonia said an accident in a development area of the mine had claimed the life of one of its workers. The company has notified the Minister of Mines and Mining Development and the Inspector of Mines on the accident, but said details would only be made available once an enquiry had been completed.

Steve Curtis, Caledonia CEO, said: “It is with great sadness that we announce a fatal accident at Blanket Mine on the 12th of July 2018. This is a very disappointing setback to our efforts to improve safety at Blanket which has been a key focus area for the business in 2018. My colleagues and I express our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased”.

Caledonia, listed in Toronto and New York, is currently expanding development as part of a plan to lift output to 80 000 ounces by 2021. In a separate update on production issued on Thursday, Caledonia said Blanket Mine remains on track to deliver its full year guidance of 55,000 to 59,000 ounces in 2018.