Post Courier | 15 March 2016
Following the tragic incident at the Ok Tedi mine last Thursday, efforts have focused on the safe recovery of one of the lost employees.
Ok Tedi mine management report stated that unfortunately their recovery efforts have been hampered by ongoing rain and continuing instability in the area where the rock fall occurred.
A statement issued by the company said that the safety of the recovery team remains the highest priority.
Ok Tedi said specialised equipment is being brought to site to aid the search.
Following a preliminary inspection by mine inspectors, work recommenced yesterday in all areas of the mine other than the centre pit where the incident occurred.
The statement said that work in the centre pit is limited to recovery efforts and drainage works, under strict access conditions.
It said that work in all other areas of the business resumed on Saturday, March 11.
A Haus Krai has been organised in Tabubil with large numbers of employees attending to pay their respect for a lost workmate.