This thing: There was “an incident” at DMM.to’s operation in Ecuador yesterday Sunday 20th April and we got to hear about it from the company this evening. In the NR, DMM wrote:
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Apr 21, 2014) – Dynasty Metals & Mining Inc. (“Dynasty” or the “Company”) (DMM.TO)(DMMIF) reports that on April 20, 2014 it safely evacuated all employees from the main decline, Cabo de Hornos (the “Mine”), at its Zaruma Gold Project, as a precautionary measure due to a significant amount of smoke that was being emitted by a generator which was located inside the Mine, near the portal entrance.
The smoke was produced as a result of a poor fuel mix in the generator, and although a significant amount of smoke was emitted there was no fire in the Mine or generator. The evacuation of the Mine meant that the Company missed the day shift of mining operations, however mine operations were quickly recommenced and is now operating as usual.
The company thanks the government for their cooperation on this matter.
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That thing: Here’s an excerpt from the local press about the same incident:
“The 66 workers managed to stay in a ventilated zone for five hours while rescue operations took place; 25 of them were hospitalized and 12 were admitted due to asfixia.”
So much for the sanguine NR out of the company all cool and calm and nothing to see here move along. With 66 workers trapped and 12 of those suffering from enough breathing problems to be checked into hospital beds, you kind of get the feeling DMM missed a very big bullet this Easter weekend.