9 March 2016
Geotechnical failure at Katanga Mining Limited – Update 2
Glencore notes the update made by Katanga Mining Limited. The search for the remaining five individuals continues led by 20 search and rescue professionals. All available resources have been allocated to the team. Katanga continues to work closely with the relevant authorities and is providing all the necessary support for the families of the affected individuals.
Ivan Glasenberg, CEO, commented:
“On behalf of the Board, we offer our sincere condolences to all of those at Katanga and our thoughts are with the family and friends of those who have been directly affected by this terrible incident. Despite our relentless and committed programme to improve health and safety across the group, the tragic events at Katanga underscore the ongoing challenge we face to make our operations fatality free. Any loss of life is unacceptable. The team at Katanga continues to do everything possible to locate our missing colleagues. We are in regular contact with the Katanga team and will provide updates as the search progresses.”
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