Medusa Mining has confirmed the death of two of its contractor workers at the Co-O gold mine.
The incident at the operation in central-eastern Mindanao in the Republic of the Philippines, which is operated by Medusa's subsidiary Philsaga Mining, occurred 12 January.
Medusa said the miners, who were not identified, were doing maintenance work at an underground pumping station on Level 3 of the mine.
“The accident occurred despite the additional daily focus on safe work practices, additional training and improved procedures,” the company said.
“[We] immediately reinforced procedures relating to the circumstances of the accident and all facets of safety are further reviewed. Following inspections, other areas of the mine continue to operate.”
Medusa said it immediately contacted the Pilippines Mines and Geosciences Bureau and it is performing a full probe of the incident. The miner is also working to ensure the miners’ families receive proper support.