Vancouver, British Columbia, September 10, 2018
Telson Mining Corporation (the “Company” or “Telson”) (TSXV - “TSN”) (Frankfurt – “TSGN.F”) (OTCBB – “SOHFF”) regrets to announce the death of an employee at the Campo Morado Mine in Guerrero, Mexico.
Jose Antonio Berlanga, Telson’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are very saddened by this unfortunate and tragic event and send our condolences and sympathies to the family of the deceased; the thoughts and prayers of Telson’s Board of Directors and Management are with his family, friends and coworkers during this unfortunate time. We are and will continue providing as much support to the deceased’s family as possible.”
The deceased worker was the supervisor of mechanical maintenance at Campo Morado and was fatally injured while performing repairs to an underground articulated haulage dump truck.. The haulage truck has an electronic braking system which failed, immediately stopping the vehicle as it was navigating a decline. The mechanic supervisor was called to investigate the problem and while attempting to fix the truck it’s failed electronic braking system unexpectedly engaged releasing the brakes while he was working underneath the vehicle. Mine safety crews and first aid were rushed to the scene and within 15 minutes the injured worker was being attended to by a doctor and nurse and transported to the nearest town Arcelia by ambulance attended to by paramedics. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries enroute to the hospital. Operations at Campo Morado were temporarily suspended in order for mine safety crews to conduct an initial investigation into the accident. The preliminary findings have attributed the accident to human error, including not blocking the vehicle wheels to guard against unexpected movement of the vehicle while conducting mechanical investigations and repairs, and accordingly no cause was found to suspend mining operations longer than 2-3 days to allow an independent third-party investigation of the incident. Telson has reported the accident to all required state and federal authorities and expects that an investigator from the Ministry of Labour (Worker’s Compensation and Safety) will attend the mine site this week.
Telson has stringent health and safety protocols in place including regular safety meetings.
About Telson Mining Corporation
Telson Mining Corporation is a Canadian based mining company with two Mexican gold, silver and base metal mining projects.
Telson is currently in production at its 100% owned Campo Morado Mine in Guerrero, Mexico. Telson acquired Campo Morado in June 2017, re-commenced mining and processing operations in October 2017 with pre-production from mine development on a trial basis that commenced at an average 1,400 tonnes per day and has just declared commercial production based on operating for 60 consecutive days at 75% of the Campo Morado mill’s nameplate capacity of 2,500 tonnes per day.
Telson's Tahuehueto Project, located in north-western Durango State, Mexico is currently in pre-production at approximately 100 tonnes per day utilizing a toll mill for processing, and has entered a construction phase with a timeline to be producing on site in its own mineral processing plant capable of milling at least 1,000 tonnes per day in Q1, 2019. Regular metal concentrate delivery and sales are underway from both projects.
On behalf of the board of directors
(signed) “Ralph Shearing”
Ralph Shearing, P.Geol, President and Director
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