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Contractor dies at Fortuna Silver's San Jose

A contract miner has died at Fortuna Silver’s San Jose mine in Mexico’s Oaxaca state.
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A mining contractor has died at Fortuna Silver's San Jose operation in Mexico

Staff Reporter

The company said a loader operating underground killed the driver, prompting a suspension of activities for an operation-wide ‘safety day' and while a formal investigation led by government and local authorities took place.

During 2018, San Jose employed 404 permanent workers and 625 contractors. Since first production in 2011, the mine has achieved a fairly good health and safety record and no recorded fatalities for the past three years.

For 2019, San Jose is expected to produce 7.3-8.1Moz silver and 49,000-54,000oz gold at all-in sustaining cost of US$8.30-$10.20/oz of silver.