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Great Panther reports fatal accident at Guanajuato Mine

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Global Mining Review,

Great Panther Mining Ltd has reported a fatality has occurred at its Guanajuato Mine Complex (GMC) in Mexico. The accident occurred on 14 May 2020 in the Rayas underground mine at GMC.

The deceased, age 29, was a contract electrician at GMC. The accident involved a single motor vehicle travelling down a decline during care and maintenance activities. Another Great Panther contractor in the same vehicle was injured in the accident and has been transported to a local hospital, where he is in stable condition.

The company’s personnel immediately followed mine rescue protocols, and authorities arrived at the mine to review the site of the accident. The area has been barricaded from entry and will only be re-opened once a full internal investigation is completed.

Great Panther extends its sincere condolences and is supporting the family in this time of need. The company places the safety and well-being of its personnel and communities as its highest priority and is working with authorities to conduct a full investigation into the cause of the accident.

"We are extremely saddened by this tragic accident and extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased", stated Great Panther President and CEO, Rob Henderson. "Safety is a core value at Great Panther and we will thoroughly investigate this accident and take remedial action."

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