Oyu Tolgoi is working closely with government health inspectors after 67 workers have become ill in the last 24 hours at its South Camp. South Camp holds 480 of the project’s 12,000 people working in the South Gobi on the Oyu Tolgoi project.
The workers are being treated by a team of doctors at the camp. The symptoms being experienced by the workers include diarrhoea.
The sick workers have been isolated from the other members at the South Camp.
Oyu Tolgoi has arranged for extra medical assistance from Ulaanbaatar to be sent to the South Camp. Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the illness. It is too early to speculate the cause of the illness.
The South Camp is about 40kms away from the Oyu Tolgoi main camp.
The main camp and all other camps are not affected.
Communications Department Bayarmagnai Puntsag
About Oyu Tolgoi LLC (www.ot.mn)
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.