St Barbara miner dies

A miner has died at St Barbara's Simbero gold operations in Papua New Guinea.

The company today "regrets to advise the fatality of a local contract at Simberi on 8 September, in an incident involving the rope conveyor used to transport ore to the processing plant".

It has temporarily suspended operations while it carries out an investigation into the incident.

St Barbara added that it "expresses its condolences to the family and colleagues of the contractor.

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