The National- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
By SAMUEL RAITANO
AN employee of Ok Tedi Mining Ltd (OTML) was killed by a crushing machine at the mill operations on the early hours of last week.
A brief media release from OTML confirmed the death but did not disclose any further information on the accident, claiming that all information would be released after investigations were completed.
However, sources from OTML said that the deceased was an Engan and he was crushed to pieces by the machine.
The worker was a member of a maintenance crew.
The National understands that the workplace accident took place last Mondayand no word had been forthcoming from the company.
OTML claimed they were yet to finalise the findings from the investigation and the appropriate authorities within the company had not authorise the release of any information.
This means the company has yet to clarify the cause of the death.
There are no statistics on work-related deaths at the mine site although such accidents are exttremely rare.
There are no indications on where the body is.