Press Release

Oyu Tolgoi, Umnugobiaimag – An incident occurred on Saturday 28 August involving an altercation between workers from one of our foreign contracted companies. No serious injuries were experienced as a result of this incident. Oyu Tolgoi has cooperated fully with Khanbogd police officials and the investigation has been completed with no charges being laid. No other employees of the Oyu Tolgoi project were involved in this incident.

Oyu Tolgoi applies very strict health and safety standards and has terminated the contracts of the 30 foreign employees involved in this incident with immediate effect.

Oyu Tolgoi project remains committed to provide a safe and secure working environment for all of our employees.

About Oyu Tolgoi LLC (

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.

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