Mine death reinforces importance of review
July 16, 2014 - The death of another employee at an Ontario mining company Thursday — the seventh this year — further illustrates the importance of the comprehensive Mining Health Safety and Prevention Review, says a Sudbury union leader.
A 38-year-old man who was using a loading machine to haul rocks died after being pinned under a rock about 2,700 feet below surface at North American Palladium's Lac des Iles Mine north of Thunder Bay.
Myles Sullivan, area coordinator of United Steelworkers, said the man was a USW member and he expressed the union's sorrow at his death, which is being investigated by the Ministry of Labour.
Sullivan said he remains convinced the mining review, started at the beginning of this year, will result in recommendations that will make mining safer for those who work in the industry, particularly if it moves into a second phase and examines safety at surface plants....
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Source: The Sudbury Star