Press statement: Death at site


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia ( - Oyu Tolgoi regrets to report that an employee of a contractor has died of suspected natural causes at the Oyu Tolgoi site.

A Filipino man, 47, was found dead in his room at site on 13 June 2012. It is believed he died at approximately 5.00am. There are no suspicious circumstances. He worked in the Quality Assurance Team for management and engineering contractor Fluor.

A post-mortem has been held and efforts are being made to repatriate the body.

The thoughts of all the staff at Oyu Tolgoi are with the man’s wife and family. Out of respect for the privacy of the family we will not be releasing the name of the deceased.

About Oyu Tolgoi LLC (

Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Mongolia's largest copper and gold mining company, is a strategic partnership between the Government of Mongolia, Turquoise Hill Resources and Rio Tinto. Located in the South Gobi, Oyu Tolgoi commenced shipment of product to customers in July 2013. Oyu Tolgoi is managed by Rio Tinto, which is investing global expertise and cutting-edge technology to help develop Mongolia’s mining industry and ensure Oyu Tolgoi is one of the world’s most advanced mines. For Oyu Tolgoi, nothing matters more than safety. The business operates under the principle that if a job cannot be done safely, it will not be done at all.

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