Starcore International Mines worker dies in accident in Mexican mine

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver-based mining company says a worker has died in an accident at its San Martin mine in Queretaro, Mexico.

Starcore International Mines Ltd. (TSX:SAM) says the accident involved an “experienced underground miner” and was an isolated incident that occurred during wall and ceiling ground support installation.

Starcore says it is working with local authorities to investigate the accident as normal operations continue at the gold and silver mining site.

The company says CEO and president Robert Eadie went to Mexico upon hearing of the accident.

“Work-related losses are tragic and felt grievously by Starcore and our communities, and we extend our deepest sympathies to our colleague’s family and friends,” said Eadie in a statement.

Starcore has mining interests in properties located in Mexico, Canada and the United States.