TORONTO and JOHANNESBURG, March 14 /PRNewswire/ - First Uranium Corporation (TSX: FIU) (JSE: FUM) (ISIN: CA33744R1029) ("First Uranium" or the "Company") has announced that on March 12, 2011 a fall of ground accident occurred on 33 level underground at the Ezulwini gold mine that has claimed the life of an employee.
A temporary work stoppage instruction has been issued by the Department of Mineral Resources, pursuant to section 54 of the Mine Health and Safety Act (South Africa), until such time as a preliminary investigation has been completed.
The Company has extended its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
About First Uranium Corporation
First Uranium Corporation (TSX: FIU) (JSE: FUM) is focused on its goal of becoming a low-cost producer of uranium and gold through the expansion of the underground development to feed the new uranium and gold plants at the Ezulwini Mine and through the expansion of the plant capacity of the Mine Waste Solutions (MWS) tailings recovery facility, both operations situated in South Africa. First Uranium also plans to grow production by pursuing value-enhancing acquisition and joint venture opportunities in South Africa and elsewhere.
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