One Dead At Australian-Owned Gold Mining Pit Accident In Guyana

A man died early Tuesday morning in an accident at an Australia-owned Troy Resources Guyana Inc gold mining pit, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said.

Sources identify the dead man as Ryan Taylor. He worked in the geology section of Troy Resources. The company said early indications are that the incident occurred at 2:25 am on the night shift where a geologist was standing above an excavated working face when the 3 meter embankment he was standing on collapsed and he suffered fatal injuries as a consequence.