Sunday, 21 March 2010

Barrick team probe accident

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira, Mwanza

Mining operations resumed at Bulyanhulu Gold Mine in Kahama District on Friday, three days after the accident that left three employees dead.

At the same time, a team of Barrick Gold Corporation senior investigators was already at Bulyanhulu to determine the cause of the accident, according to the firm's public relations executive Teweli Teweli.

Operations at the mine were halted on Thursday as the company mourned the employees who were crushed by a falling rock some 900 metres down the pit.

The dead were identified as Dickson Kadelema, 36, Vedastus Wilfred Tandise, 33, and Joel Matthew Nicholas, 34. While Kadelema had been with the mine since 2003, Tandise and Nicholas were recruited in 2007.

Mine staff paid their last respects to their departed colleagues and the bodies were transported to their respective final resting places.

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