Fatality at Ezulwini Mine
TORONTO and JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – First Uranium
Corporation (Toronto: FIU.TO) (JSE: FUM) (ISIN: CA33744R1029) (“First Uranium” or the “Company”)
with deep regret announced today that a fall of ground accident has
claimed the life of a rock drill operator at its Ezulwini Mine. The
incident occurred on 13 September 2011 on number 50 level.
In terms of section 54 of the Mine Health and Safety Act (South Africa),
the Department of Mineral Resources has issued an instruction to
withdraw all workers from the reef horizon until such time as an
investigation into the incident has been completed. Accordingly,
underground mining activity at the Ezulwini Mine has been suspended.
The Company has extended its sincere condolences to the family, friends
and co-workers of the deceased.
About First Uranium Corporation
First Uranium Corporation (TSX:FIU, JSE:FUM) is focused on its goal of
becoming a low-cost producer of gold and uranium through the expansion
of the underground development to feed the new gold and uranium plants
at the Ezulwini Mine and the ramp-up of production at the Mine Waste
Solutions (MWS) tailings recovery facility following the completion of
a significant gold capital expansion program in May 2011. Both
operations are located in South Africa.
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