After all, these days when mining companies care so much about their employees, their image, the people around them and their health & safety track records, you were bound to pick up the news that:
- Three miners at the ‘Virgen de Guadalupe’ mining company in Oyon were killed in an accident on July 8th. Their names were Silverio Rivadeneira, José Clemente Martel and Rolando Cosme.
- At Pan American Silver’s (PAA.to) (PAAS) Huaron mine, Dither Perez was killed while at work on July 16th. The official cause of death category being “intoxication, asfixiation or absorption of radiation”.
- Then on July 24th, Julio Vargas, Franklin Puertas and Yurema Tintaya met their deaths while working at the Cerro Lindo mine, owned and operated by big Peruvian mining company Milpo, a subsidiary of Brazil’s Votorantim.
What, you heard nothing about those accidents from the companies involved or the press? Not even Pan American Silver (PAAS) (PAA.to) and its investor relations department? My, how strange…
In which case there’s only one solution, to download the official Peru mining ministry PDF and read all about it yourself, from here.