TORONTO, ON — (
All underground and open-pit activities, except emergency requirements, were suspended and secured and the appropriate governmental agencies contacted. A formal investigation is under way. The accident area remains closed and secured however other normal operations have now resumed.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic and devastating accident and our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, colleagues and friends of the deceased,” said
James Bannantine, President and CEO of the Company.
The Company will provide appropriate updates as additional information becomes available. A safe and healthy workplace is a core organizational value and the Company is committed to verifying the safety of all of its employees and contractors, and will review safety measures and procedures to prevent such accidents from recurring at any of its operations.
For further information, please contact:
Gonzalo Rios VP Corporate Responsibility
Tel: (604) 638-5792
Tel: (416) 649-1033
Fax: (416) 649-1044