Mankessim: One dies at Atlantic Lithium site

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Mankessim: One dies at Atlantic Lithium site

A tragic accident has claimed the life of a worker at the Ewoyaa Lithium Project site in Mankessim, Ghana’s Central Region. Atlantic Lithium Limite

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A tragic accident has claimed the life of a worker at the Ewoyaa Lithium Project site in Mankessim, Ghana’s Central Region.

Atlantic Lithium Limited reported the fatal incident on Tuesday (July 9), expressing deep sorrow over the loss.

“Site activities have been suspended, and we are fully cooperating with authorities to investigate the circumstances of this tragic event,” said John Smith, CEO of Atlantic Lithium Limited. “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with our teammate’s family, friends, and colleagues.”

The company has halted all operations at the site pending the outcome of the investigation. According to the statement, senior executive leadership is on-site to support the investigative process and ensure all necessary measures are taken to prevent such incidents in the future.

“We are committed to learning from this incident and will integrate the findings into our health and safety protocols,” the statement added.

The name of the deceased has not been released, but Atlantic Lithium Limited has pledged full support to the bereaved family during this difficult time, promising to provide further updates as the investigation progresses.

Atlantic announced in October 2023 that Ghana’s Minister of Lands and Natural Resources had granted a mining lease in respect of the project, comprising the proposed Ewoyaa Lithium Mine and Processing Plant.

In January, the company welcomed Ghana’s mineral sovereign wealth fund (MIIF) as a new major, strategic shareholder following a $5mn investment in Atlantic by way of a share subscription.

This May, the African-focused lithium exploration and development company began trading on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE). The company said it would not place or issue any new Atlantic Lithium shares in connection with its GSE listing, and admission would have no impact on its existing listings on Australia’s ASX or the London Stock Exchange’s AIM.

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