Great Panther Silver Ltd (NYSEMKT:GPL) has acknowledged the tragic event at its Topia processing plant in Durango, Mexico that caused the death of one its contract workers. Robert Archer, President, and CEO of Great Panther has expressed the company’s condolences terming the incidence as unfortunate not only for the deceased family but also to the rest of workers.
It is a regrettable occurrence that has taken the company by surprise. However, Great Panther has established mechanisms that will facilitate the process of safety review across its operations. While the security of employees is of utmost importance, Archer says that they will do anything possible and put all measures in place to avert a repeat of a similar fatality.
Great Panther commits to ensure safety of its employees
The cause of the accident is not known yet. However, in its commitment to assure the rest of its workers that all is well, the company has vowed to cooperate with the relevant authorities in trying to unravel the mysterious accident. Meanwhile, the plant where the incident took place has halted its processing operations, but the mining operations remain unaffected. Ore will also remain stockpiled until the authorities are done with their investigations.
Being a company whose primary focus is on mining of precious metals, it important that it creates a safe working environment through riddance of safety and health hazards.
Recent wave of fatalities causes panic
The happening of deadly accidents in the recent past is not news to many. Starcore International Mines Ltd.(TSE:SAM) has also fallen victim with an accident occurring at the company’s San Martin Mine in Queretaro, Mexico. The accident caused the death of one of their employees but apparently it was not reported on time as require by the law. It is a sad state of affairs which president and chief executive officer Robert Eadie has acknowledged the company’s failure.
Nevertheless, Starcore the local authorities have taken up the matter even as the plant continue its normal operations.