Trevali Reports Fatality at Perkoa Mine
August 9, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia: Trevali Mining Corporation (“Trevali” or the “Company”) (TSX: TV; BVL: TV; OTCQX: TREVF; Frankfurt: 4TI) regrets to announce that a fatality has occurred in underground preparation and development activities at the Perkoa Mine in Burkina Faso.
On August 8, 2018 a fatal accident claimed the life of one miner who was employed by the Company's mine contractor Byrnecut Burkina Faso. Upon knowledge of the tragic accident all underground operations were immediately suspended and authorities notified.
The Perkoa senior management team on site is working closely with the Byrnecut operations team to thoroughly investigate the accident in conjunction with government authorities.
The well-being of the miner’s family and friends, and our other employees and workers at Perkoa, is a priority for Trevali and the Company will work closely with its contractors to ensure that support and counselling services are available as required.
"We are all truly saddened by this tragic accident and extend our sincere condolences to the miner’s family, friends and colleagues," stated Dr. Mark Cruise, Trevali's President and CEO. "Safety has always been a top priority for the Company and we will ensure this accident is fully investigated and any key learnings shared with all of the Trevali operations."
ABOUT TREVALI MINING CORPORATION
Trevali is a zinc-focused, base metals company with four mines: the wholly-owned Santander mine in Peru, the wholly-owned Caribou mine in the Bathurst Mining Camp of northern New Brunswick, the 90% owned Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia and the 90% owned Perkoa mine in Burkina Faso.
The shares of Trevali are listed on the TSX (symbol TV), the OTCQX (symbol TREVF), the Lima Stock Exchange (symbol TV), and the Frankfurt Exchange (symbol 4TI). For further details on Trevali, readers are referred to the Company’s website (www.trevali.com) and to Canadian regulatory filings on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of
TREVALI MINING CORPORATION
“Mark D. Cruise” (signed)
Mark D. Cruise, President
Steve Stakiw, Vice President - Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Phone: (604) 488-1661 / Direct: (604) 638-5623