Kenmare Resources has reported a fatality at its Moma Titanium Minerals Mine on 1st June 2024.

According to the company, initial investigations found that the deceased, who was an excavator operator employed by one of Kenmare’s contractors, was involved in a fatal incident during the night shift. He was part of a team of contractor employees establishing a new dry mining area for the Wet Concentrator Plant (WCP) A operations.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our contractor colleague and we offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends. We are conducting further investigations to understand why this tragedy occurred and how to prevent it from happening again. The safety and wellbeing of our employees and contractors is our highest priority, as was reinforced to our team by senior site leadership during the weekend’s safety stand-down,” said Michael Carvill,  Kenmare Managing Director.

Kenmare suspended all mining and processing operations at Moma following the incident for a safety stand-down and for employees to be briefed.


An investigation by mine management and the police has begun. Kenmare has notified Mozambique’s Ministry of Mining, Ministério dos Recursos Minerais e Energia (MIREME), and remains in close contact with Ministry officials. The Mine has now resumed full operation, except for WCP A’s dry mining operations, which remain suspended to allow further investigations to continue.

Meanwhile Kenmare is focused on providing support to the family and colleagues of the deceased.

Kenmare Resources plc is one of the world’s largest producers of mineral sands products. Listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Euronext Dublin and operates the Moma Titanium Minerals Mine.

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