Vedanta's Gamsberg mine stays shut as search continues for trapped worker
JOHANNESBURG, Dec 4 (Reuters) - South Africa's Gamsberg zinc
mine remains shut while owner Vedanta Zinc International (VZI)
continues to search for a worker trapped underground following a
rockfall on November 17, the company said on Friday.
"The rescue and recovery team are working hard on ensuring
the operation is expedited, but with the utmost measures being
taken to ensure the safety of the teams," the zinc unit of
India's Vedanta said.
Eight workers were rescued after the accident, and one died.
The mine shutdown has helped push prices for zinc, a
metal used to galvanize steel, to an 18-month high.
At full production capacity in phase 1, Gamsberg will
produce 250,000 tonnes a year of zinc in concentrate, according
to Vedanta's website.
(Reporting by Helen Reid, editing by Louise Heavens)
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