Newcrest reports Papua New Guinea death

Newcrest has reported the death of a worker at the Hidden Valley joint venture in Papua New Guinea over the weekend.

The company said the incident occurred on a road at the Hidden Valley mine site on Saturday afternoon.

“Newcrest is deeply saddened by this incident and we are working with the management of Hidden Valley to understand the circumstances,” a company announcement read.

“We express our condolences and support to the employee’s family, friends and colleagues at the Hidden Valley operation, during this difficult time.”

Newcrest said operation had been suspended after the incident, and that an investigation was underway.

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