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Great Panther Silver Ltd. (TSX:GPR,NYSEMKT:GPL) announced that a fatality occurred at its Mexico-based Topia mine on November 1, 2014.

Great Panther Silver Ltd. (TSX:GPR,NYSEMKT:GPL) announced that a fatality occurred at its Mexico-based Topia mine on November 1, 2014.

As quoted in the press release:

A contract miner was struck by falling rock that came dislodged while he was working in a raise at the Hormiguera underground mine, one of 10 independent mines comprising the Company’s Topia Mine District.

All underground activities at Hormiguera were immediately suspended and secured. Appropriate governmental authorities have been contacted and formal investigations are under way. The accident area remains closed, however operations in other areas of the Topia Mine have not been affected.

Robert Archer, president and CEO of Great Panther, commented: f

Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to the family, colleagues, and friends of our miner and our entire team at Topia. The tragedy of this accident is heightened by the fact that this is the second fatality at Topia this year. Following the first accident, we conducted an independent safety review and implemented a number of protocols to improve safety. We obviously still have work to do and we will continue to strive to reduce the potential for future safety risks.

Click here to read the full Great Panther Silver Ltd. (TSX:GPR,NYSEMKT:GPL) press release.

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