BREAKING NEWS: IAMGOLD announces temporary workforce reduction at Westwood Gold Mine

Nov 23, 2020

IAMGOLD Corporation is temporarily reducing the underground workforce at its Westwood mine in Quebec. Westwood underground remains suspended following the seismic event reported earlier this month. The temporary reduction affects approximately 437 employees, or approximately 70% of the underground workforce.

As reported on November 2, 2020, the cause of the seismic event is under investigation while a business recovery plan for Westwood is assessed. The Westwood mill restarted on November 4, 2020, processing stockpile and Grand Duc open pit ore. An update will be provided in early 2021.


IAMGOLD is a mid-tier mining company with three gold mines on three continents, including the Essakane mine in Burkina Faso, the Rosebel mine in Suriname, and the Westwood mine in Canada. A solid base of strategic assets is complemented by the Côté Gold development project in Canada, the Boto Gold development project in Senegal, as well as greenfield and brownfield exploration projects in various countries located in West Africa and the Americas. On July 21, 2020, the Company, together with joint venture partner Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd., announced the decision to proceed with the construction of the Côté Gold Project.

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