Press Release

Fatal industrial accident at Aurubis Hamburg

Hamburg | Thursday, July 4, 2024

It is with deep regret that Aurubis confirms the occurrence of a fatal industrial accident. During the loading of scaffolding parts near the Continuous Casting Plant at the Hamburg Plant, a worker employed by a contractor incurred a serious head wound today at around 10:15 a.m. Rescue services were immediately mobilized. The Aurubis Plant Fire Department arrived at the site almost immediately and rendered the person first aid. The injured party was transported by ambulance to a close hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Multiple bystanders who witnessed the incident suffered a shock and are currently receiving psychological counseling.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragic accident and the resulting fatality," Aurubis Executive Board member and Director of Industrial Relations Markus Kramer emphasized. "We would like to express our deepest condolences to the relatives of the deceased and mourn this terrible loss."

The responsible authorities are currently investigating the accident. Aurubis is cooperating fully with the responsible authorities to clarify the circumstances and causes of the accident.

The accident was not linked to the large-scale shutdown currently underway at the site.

More information will be provided as soon as new findings are available.

Angela Seidler

Vice President Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

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Head of Corporate Communications

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Meino Hauschildt

Manager Corporate Communications, Spokesperson

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