PERTH (miningweekly.com) - ASX- and TSX-listed Anvil Mining has reported a fatality at its Kinsevere copper project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The miner said on Friday that an accident occurred on the mine access road, in which a cyclist was struck by one of the company’s water carts performing dust suppression activities.
The relevant authorities have been informed and the company and local police have launched an investigation.
The cyclist was a local villager and not connected with Anvil.
Anvil recently became the takeover target of a $1.3-billion bid by China’s Minmetals Resources. The Chinese company is offering shareholders C$8 a share.
Kinsevere is Anvil’s flagship operation and is expected to produce around 60 000 t/y of copper. The miner is currently studying a further expansion to between 80 000 t/y and 90 000 t/y, and will announce a decision on this expansion during the latter part of this year.