Brazilian man dies in Micobie mining accident

The Ministry of Natural Resources says that a Brazilian man lost his life in a mining accident in Micobie, Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni) last evening.
Information reaching the Ministry revealed that the man was a worker on a six-inch dredge, which was said to be operating without permission of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) at the time. Investigations revealed that the Micobie Village Council granted permission for the operation without informing or consulting the GGMC prior to doing so.
Personnel from the GGMC, a statement from the ministry said, are presently on the ground conducting preliminary investigations. The name of the deceased miner will be released by the authorities in due course.
The Ministry of Natural Resources expresses its sorrow and regret at this latest mining fatality.
Several inquiries have been held by the government into mining-related deaths.

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