The workers that had fallen ill at the Oyu Tolgoi South Camp are under observation, resting comfortably and will be available for work in the coming days.
Oyu Tolgoi is working closely with government health inspectors to find the cause of the illness. It is suspected food poisoning but this will not be confirmed until tests are complete in a few days.
Some 84 people were affected out of the 480 people who are at the South Camp. Only four workers are still receiving treatment. All the cases were mild.
Oyu Tolgoi will be working with the contractors that run our camps to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our workers and contractors.
The South Camp is about 40kms away from the Oyu Tolgoi main camp. The main camp and all other camps were not affected.
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.