Capstone Copper said the week of October 18 an employee was fatally wounded in a security incident near its Cozamin mine in Zacatecas, Mexico.
The miner said the employee was shot and fatally wounded on the main access road between the city of Zacatecas and Cozamin. The mine site remained secure and operational during the incident.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our team members. Our thoughts go out to his family and our entire Cozamin team,” said John MacKenzie, CEO of Capstone. “Our foremost priority is the safety and security of our personnel, and we are committed to supporting the family of the deceased.”
Capstone Copper said it is working with government authorities to ensure safe transportation to and from the mine site. The miner also noted that it maintains the necessary personnel at Cozamin for the site’s security and safe operations.
Cozamin is a copper-silver underground mine with a surface milling facility, located 3.6 kilometers north-northwest of Zacatecas.