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HudBay Minerals Reports on U.S. Mine Fatality

June 01, 2008

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA and BALMAT, NEW YORK, Jun 1, 2008 (Marketwire via COMTEX News Network) -- HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM) (HudBay) regretfully announces that there was a fatality at its St. Lawrence Zinc operation in Balmat, New York. Yesterday, at approximately 10:30 am EST, an isolated rock fall in an active mining area resulted in the death of miner Willard Paul Clewis, Jr.

The incident is being investigated by officials from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). HudBay is cooperating fully with the MSHA investigation and is also conducting an internal investigation.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of a member of our team. Our prayers and condolences go out to Willard Paul Clewis, Jr.'s family and friends at this very difficult time," said Allen Palmiere, President and CEO, HudBay Minerals Inc.


SOURCE: HudBay Minerals Inc.

HudBay Minerals' Balmat Operations - St. Lawrence Zinc Mine
Mick Lawler
(315) 535-3229
HudBay Minerals Inc.
Tom Goodman
(204) 687-2380

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