04/19/2013 04:03 EDT | Updated 06/19/2013 05:12 EDT

Endeavour Silver shuts Dolores mine operations in Mexico after worker dies

VANCOUVER - Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX:EDR) says it has shut down its Dolores mine, part of the El Cubo mine operations, after a contract worker died on Thursday.

The company says an area of the mine will remain closed while the Mexican police conduct an investigation, though authorities have approved the reopening of the rest of the mine.

The miner did not disclose how the worked died, though it said it would review the incident and adjust its safety measures accordingly, if needed.

The El Cubo mine was acquired from Canadian gold producer AuRico Gold (TSX:AUQ) last year.