Lac des Iles miner dies
The Ministry of Labour has issued four workplace orders against North American Palladium’s Lac des Iles mine following Thursday’s death of a worker underground.
The ministry was notified of the death just before 3 p.m. Thursday. It has since dispatched inspectors to the mine located about 80 kilometres north of Thunder Bay.
The identity of the worker who died was not released Friday.
In a brief statement Friday, the company said the fatality occurred at 2 p.m.
“We would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased at this time and are offering grief counselling support to our employees,” said the North American Palladium statement.
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