November 28, 2010 / 7:35 PM / 9 years ago

UPDATE 2-Capstone halts mining in Mexico after miner dies

* Fatal accident at Cozamin mine on Nov. 24

* Event to affect overall production of the mine

* Company sees mine returning to capacity 7-10 days (Adds company comment, details on mine)

NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Canadian copper producer Capstone Mining Corp (CS.TO) said it suspended mining operations at its Cozamin mine in Mexico following the death of a miner in an accident.

The company, which expects mining operations to return to capacity over the next seven to 10 days, said the accident would affect overall production for the Cozamin mine. Capstone said it will shed additional light on the outlook once production resumes.

The miner was trapped in a piece of equipment during a rock fall incident, Capstone said in a statement on Sunday.

“As a result of the accident, Capstone has suspended mining operations at Cozamin pending a review of rock support and pre-work inspection standards throughout the mine with support from independent consultants,” the company said in a statement.

Cozamin is a large-scale mechanized underground high-grade copper mine which produces silver, lead and zinc as byproducts. The company’s website said the mine had been producing at the rate of 3,000 to 3,500 tonnes per day. (Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan and Jeffrey Hodgson; Editing by Maureen Bavdek and Matthew Lewis)

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