Atlantic Lithium Ewooya Project death

Fatality forces Atlantic Lithium to halt work in Ghana

A worker has died at Atlantic Lithium’s (ASX:A11) Ewoyaa Lithium Project in Ghana. 

As a result of the fatal incident on 9 July, the Australian company has suspended site activities at the project. 

The company says authorities have been notified and an investigation is underway to ascertain the circumstances that led to the incident. 

A senior executive leadership team is on site to support this process. 

Atlantic Lithium says it is focused on incorporating the relevant learnings from the investigation in its health and safety protocols and practices going forward. 

The Ewoyaa Project is a lithium spodumene discovery in Mankessim in Ghana’s central region. The project was awarded a mining lease in October last year and is being developed under an earn-in agreement between Atlantic Lithium and Piedmont Lithium (ASX:PLL). 

Atlantic Lithium says the Ewoyaa Project is set to be Ghana’s first lithium-producing mine, and one of the top 10 largest spodumene concentrate producers globally with an output of 3.6 million tonnes over a 12-year mine life.

The project was expected to be generating early revenue in H1 2025.

Atlantic Lithium holds a portfolio of lithium projects in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire covering 509km2 and 774km2

Write to Aaliyah Rogan at Mining.com.au   

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