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One confirmed dead following rockfall at Goldcorp’s Marlin mine in Guatemala

Body recovered following accident at Central American mine last week



CALGARY—Goldcorp Inc. has confirmed that one worker has died in a rockfall at its Marlin gold mine in Guatemala last week.

The Vancouver-based company said rescuers found the employee’s body on April 17.

No one else was injured in the accident and Goldcorp said it is co-operating with authorities as an investigation continues.

It said some surface operations resumed Monday while underground operations will slowly be reopened as areas are deemed safe.

In a statement, chief executive David Garofalo extended his prayers and condolences to the employee’s family, friends and co-workers.

The Marlin mine has been a source of controversy over the years, facing strong opposition from some locals as well as accusations of environmental damage and lack of indigenous consultations.

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