VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 6, 2023
/CNW/ - Galiano Gold Inc. ("Galiano" or the
"Company") (TSX: GAU) (NYSE American: GAU) deeply
regrets to report that two contractors have been fatally injured
yesterday following an incident at the Asanko Gold Mine ("AGM")
located in Ghana, West Africa. The AGM is a 50:50 joint venture
("JV") with Gold Fields Ltd (JSE: GFI) (NYSE: GFI), which is
managed and operated by Galiano.
AGM Emergency Services responded to the incident near the
tailings storage facility where two contractors were pronounced
deceased at the scene. The Company is working alongside its
contractor to ensure everyone impacted by the incident is provided
the required support and counseling needed during this challenging
and difficult time.
"On behalf of Galiano Gold, we
offer our sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and
co-workers of our two colleagues," said Matt Badylak, President and Chief Executive
The appropriate authorities have been notified and an
investigation is underway. Efforts are immediately underway to
further reinforce the sustained Company commitment to Zero Harm and
industry best practices in safety culture.
About Galiano Gold Inc.
Galiano is focused on creating a sustainable business capable of
value creation for all stakeholders through production, exploration
and disciplined deployment of its financial resources. The Company
operates and manages the Asanko Gold Mine, located in Ghana, West
Africa, jointly owned with Gold Fields Ltd. Galiano is
committed to the highest standards for environmental management,
social responsibility, and the health and safety of its employees
and neighbouring communities. For more information, please visit
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