Endeavour Silver Reports Fatal Accident at the Bolanitos Mine
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK; TSX: EDR) announces with great sadness that a valued employee lost his life in a fatal accident at the Bolanitos mine in Guanajuato, Mexico on Saturday June 29, 2019.
Jose de Jesus Morales Yebra, age 22, was working as a driller's helper with a senior driller installing roof bolts in the Plateros section of the mine when a part of the roof collapsed. Jose Morales was killed by falling rock. The driller also suffered minor injuries in the accident.
Endeavour personnel immediately followed mine rescue protocols to close the mine, rescue the injured, inform the family and authorities and conduct a detailed investigation. The Company extends its condolences and is taking care of the family in this time of need.
The Company emphasizes safety as the top priority in its mining operations. The investigation conclusions and recommendations will be reviewed with key mine-site management and workers at each of Endeavour Silver’s operations this week by Endeavour’s Vice President of Operations in order to better understand what more can be done to improve safety performance.
About Endeavour ‑ Endeavour Silver Corp. is a mid-tier precious metals mining company that owns and operates four high-grade, underground silver-gold mines in Mexico. Endeavour is currently advancing the Terronera mine project towards a development decision and exploring its portfolio of exploration and development projects in Mexico and Chile to facilitate its goal to become a premier senior silver producer. Our philosophy of corporate social integrity creates value for all stakeholders.
SOURCE Endeavour Silver Corp.
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This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States private securities litigation reform act of 1995 and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Such forward‑looking statements and information herein include but are not limited to statements regarding Endeavour’s anticipated performance in 2019 including completion of an improved prefeasibility study, arrangements for financing mine development and production estimates at Terronera. The Company does not intend to, and does not assume any obligation to, update such forward-looking statements or information, other than as required by applicable law.
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Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable, including but not limited to the availability of financing for development of the Terronera mine, a positive improved prefeasibility study and reliance on production estimates no material adverse change in the market price of commodities, and such other assumptions and factors as set out herein. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or information, there may be other factors that cause results to be materially different from those anticipated, described, estimated, assessed or intended. There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements or information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements or information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.