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

by The Canadian Press   

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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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