Gahcho Kué mine operators have confirmed that a worker died at the site on Thursday.
De Beers Group and Mountain Province Diamonds (MPD) issued a statement Friday saying the incident is “under investigation by the appropriate authorities.”
It adds that non-essential work has been suspended.
The statement says the worker was an employee of a contractor employed by the mine that “succumbed to injuries sustained in an incident”, but did not give details on the incident.
De Beers and MPD said the incident was “extremely tragic” and offered condolences to the worker’s loved ones.
It also noted that a grief counsellor would be on-site for employees.