Newmont Ghana deeply saddened to report fatal accident at its Ahafo Mill Expansion project


Emergency response crews immediately deployed to scene of accident; families, police and regulators notified

Kenyasi, 7th April, 2018 -- Newmont Ghana is deeply saddened to report a fatal accident on 7 April following the collapse of the reclaim tunnel roof at its Ahafo Mill Expansion project. Relevant authorities have been notified and the company is cooperating with the police on their investigation.

Six fatalities have been confirmed. Two others were treated at the clinic and discharged. The workers were all contractor employees with Consar Limited, a construction services company.

“The entire Newmont family is devastated by this tragic accident and our priority is to provide support to the families, friends and co-workers of the deceased,” said Alwyn Pretorius, Regional Senior Vice President of Newmont’s Africa Operations.


Operations have been suspended and Newmont Ghana is notifying the families of the deceased. All other employees working in the area have been safely relocated and the scene of the accident has been secured. The police are on site and the appropriate government and regulatory agencies have been notified, including the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission.

Further information will be provided as updates become available.


Media Contacts:

Agbeko Azumah
Manager, Communications and External Relations
Ahafo Mine
+233 24 433 6557