Glencore: Seven dead in mining accident in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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The Swiss-based mining company Glencore, has given up looking for survivors after a wall collapse at their open-pit Katanga mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo

After 10 days of searching the mining firm has finally given up looking for survivors of this incident as it has given up hope of finding anyone left alive. Ivan Glasberg, the CEO, of Glencore made a statement on 17 March 2016 in which he expressed his condolences and noted that they would “continue to work relentlessly to improve health and safety across the group.”

However, this brings to the fore once again Glencore’s poor history with health and safety.   ... →