May 30, 2015 News
The quest for gold in Guyana’s mineral-rich interior has claimed the life of yet another miner.
Thomas Anton, 64, of Kamarang, died around 11.45 hrs yesterday while diving at Quimenang River, Upper Mazaruni.
Investigations indicate that Anton was operating mining equipment under water, when he became trapped under a quantity of loose earth.
The body is at the Kamarang Hospital awaiting a post mortem examination.
Anton’s death comes just two weeks after ten miners were buried alive in a pit at Mowasi Backdam, Essequibo.
There have also been several other mining mishaps this year and in 2014.
In March, 41-year-old Sandiford Edwin was killed when the wall of a pit collapsed on him at Puruni Backdam, Region Seven.
In October, 2014, Rusco Deally, 36, a miner of Westbury, Essequibo died after part of a huge tree fell on him at Issano, Middle Mazaruni. Three other men were seriously injured in the mishap.
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