Minister Raphael Trotman and Staff express sincerest condolences to the relatives and friends of Ryan Taylor

The Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman and staff of the Ministry offer sincerest condolences to the relatives and friends of Ryan Taylor, a young miner who this morning died in a mining pit which collapsed at Troy Resources’ Karouni, Region Seven operations.

Reports reaching the Ministry indicate that Taylor, of Albert Street, Alberttown, Georgetown, was among miners working on the construction of a “bench” in a mining pit, when there was a slippage, which allegedly led to Mr. Taylor falling and being covered.

The Minister has since instructed the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission to begin making the necessary preparations for the thorough investigation of the matter. A report is to be compiled and submitted upon completion. In the interim, all work in the area of construction has been ordered ceased, pending the investigation.

The Ministry continues to urge miners and companies to exercise extreme care when carrying out these operations. The Ministry further urges all involved in the sector to always be in compliance, to evade any risks and fatalities as the above.

May the soul of Ryan Taylor rest in peace and may his relatives and friends be comforted by the memories he has left.