Oyu Tolgoi, Umnugobiaimag, Mongolia - An incident occurred today when a crane tipped over at the Oyu Tolgoi site. The 50 tonne hydraulic crane was operating at the head-frame construction of Shaft #2. There were no injuries as a result of the incident.
All the relevant authorities, including the Khanbogd police department, the Umnugobiaimag’s Emergency Authority, the State Emergency Authority and Special Agencies were notified of the incident. An investigation into why this happened will commence later today.
An incident update will be reported by the company shortly.
About Oyu Tolgoi LLC (www.ot.mn)
Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Mongolia's largest copper and gold mining company, is a strategic partnership between the Government of Mongolia, Turquoise Hill Resources and Rio Tinto. Located in the South Gobi, Oyu Tolgoi commenced shipment of product to customers in July 2013. Oyu Tolgoi is managed by Rio Tinto, which is investing global expertise and cutting-edge technology to help develop Mongolia’s mining industry and ensure Oyu Tolgoi is one of the world’s most advanced mines. For Oyu Tolgoi, nothing matters more than safety. The business operates under the principle that if a job cannot be done safely, it will not be done at all.