abc
QUICK LINKS:

Worker Dies at Northwestern Ontario Mine

Updated: 07/11/2014 4:18 PM
Created: 07/11/2014 4:17 PM WDIO.com

A worker at the Lac des Iles mine near Thunder Bay died after being pinned under a large rock Friday afternoon.

Ontario Provincial Police say the 38-year-old man was using a load haul machine to move rocks 825 meters (2,706 feet) below ground when he became pinned.  Mine rescue responded, but the worker was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of the victim was not immediately released because family members are still being notified.

The mine is owned by North American Palladium Ltd., which expressed condolences to family, friends, and colleagues.  The company is offering grief counseling for employees.

The incident is under investigation by the OPP, Ontario Ministry of Labour, the company, and the union.

The Lac des Iles mine is on Highway 527 about 90 km (55 miles) northwest of Thunder Bay.

Front Page

  • Duluth Police Investigate after Man Stabbed in Back

    A 34-year-old man was injured when he was stabbed in the back on Friday afternoon, according to the Duluth Police Department. The incident happened at about 4:51 p.m. in the 2100 block of West Superior Street.

  • Duluth Church Asks for Help Finding Stolen Bus

    Pastor David Sorenson at Northstar Baptist Church said one of their white school buses with a blue strip was stolen from the church's Arlington Avenue parking lot Wednesday night. 

  • Island Lake Levels Low for ALS Walleye Tournament

    Island Lake Reservoir is still struggling to reach average water levels after a dry spell that spanned from September through April. This will lead to some added hazards on the lake as boaters head out for the ALS Walleye Tournament on Saturday.

  • Dayton Abandons Pre-K Plan, But Still No Budget Deal

    Gov. Mark Dayton has abandoned his priority plan for a statewide pre-kindergarten program but remains at odds with GOP lawmakers over the amount of new funding for public schools.

  • Panel Votes to Cut UW System by $250 Million

    The Legislature's budget-writing committee has voted to cut the University of Wisconsin System by $250 million, eliminate tenure in state law, limit shared governance provisions and give UW more flexibility to save money.

 

Frost Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: East Marshall; East Polk; Hubbard; Kittson; Lake Of The Woods; Mahnomen; Norman; North Beltrami; North Clearwater; Pennington; Red Lake; Roseau; South Beltrami; South Clearwater; West Marshall; West Polk
Expires: 5/30/2015 9:00 AM

Flood Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Crow Wing; Morrison
Expires: 6/1/2015 1:00 AM

Freeze Warning

MI AREAS AFFECTED: Gogebic; Iron; Ontonagon; Southern Houghton
Expires: 5/31/2015 8:00 AM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement