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Man Dead In Lisheen Mine Accident

Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co Tipperary

Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co Tipperary

Update on Lisheen Mine accident

It is with sincere regret that we confirm the death of an employee at Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co Tipperary, at approximately 4.45 pm yesterday afternoon.

An investigation is currently under way & the mine, which is owned by Vedanta Resources, the largest mining and non-ferrous metals company in India, will remain closed until further notice.

The alarm was raised yesterday evening, when the driver of a loader was discovered trapped underground, following what is understood to be a rockfall, at the facility.

The driver, named as Mr Mario Francis, was later pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene, and no other employee is understood to have been injured in what appears to have been a localised incident in this underground facility.

The deceased employee is understood to be a foreign national and efforts to bring his body to the surface are currently under way.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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