Fatal accident at Rosebel

Jul 08, 2013, 15:39 ET from IAMGOLD Corporation


TORONTO, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - IAMGOLD Corporation ("the Company") regrets to report the death of an employee of a local contractor on the morning of Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Company's Rosebel Gold Mines N.V. (Rosebel) in Suriname.

The accident occurred while clearing trees for the Rosebel tailings pond expansion project.  No one else was injured during the accident.

The Company and the contractor have notified the individual's family.  The Rosebel mine is offering assistance and support to the individual's family and colleagues and the entire Rosebel workforce.

The Rosebel emergency response team was immediately activated after the incident and internal emergency services personnel were called to the site. Rosebel also notified the relevant government authorities and other stakeholders.

Investigations led by Rosebel have been initiated to determine the cause of the accident. The local authorities have been notified and they will conduct their own investigation.

The immediate thoughts of management are with the family, friends and co-workers of our colleague.

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