TSX-V-listed Santacruz Silver Mining has reported a fatality at its Zimapan mine, in Mexico.
The fatality was the result of rockfall from a stope face.
Santacruz explains that a jackleg driller and his helper were collaring a horizontal blast hole, at which time a rock fell from the face and struck the helper.
Safety personnel were notified and followed mine rescue protocols to close the mine, attend to the injured employee, and inform the family and authorities.
An investigation is ongoing and once completed, its conclusions and recommendations will be reviewed with key mine-site management and all staff at all mining operations to better understand what more can be done to improve Santacruz's safety performance.
The mine has since resumed operations.