Post Courier | March 16 2016
THE body of the Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) employee, lost as a result of a landslip in the Mine was recovered yesterday (Tuesday) morning.
The worker, whose details are yet to be released, was one of reportedly three workers who were buried after a landslide occurred at the main open pit mine, last Thursday at about 5pm.
“While it is a very sad day for the family and for OTML employees, it is a relief to have recovered our lost workmate after recovery efforts were hampered by weather and risk of further rock fall,” said OTML Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Peter Graham.
Mr Graham also extended his sincere thanks to those involved in the recovery for their persistence and diligence.
In a statement the company released yesterday OTML said arrangements for family and friends to pay their respects would be made, after his immediate family arrives on site.
Operations at the mine had been suspended soon after the incident and until further notice as a sign of respect.