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Accident Reported At Lisheen Mine Moyne Thurles

Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co Tipperary

Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co Tipperary

News is just coming in regarding a serious accident at Lisheen Mine, Thurles, Tipperary.

Reports, which are sketchy, state that at least one person has been seriously injured, possibly due to the collapse of an underground support wall.

Gardaí & other Emergency Services are currently at the scene and an Air Ambulance is reported as having been summoned.

At full production, approximately 370 local people, together with 120 contractors, are employed above and below ground, at the facility.

The Lisheen Mine is a lead and zinc mine located between the villages of Moyne and Templetuohy, here in North Tipperary.

The mine is now owned by Vedanta Resources plc, the largest mining and non-ferrous metals company in India. The Vedanta Group also has mining operations in Australia, Zambia, South Africa and Namibia.

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