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Fatal underground incident at Timmins mine being investigated

The incident involves a contractor at Timmins West Mine
Lake Shore Gold Corp., a subsidiary of Pan American Silver, operate the Timmins West and Bell Creek mines and the Bell Creek mill near Timmins. (Supplied photo/Lake Shore Gold)

A fatal underground incident at a Timmins gold mine is under investigation.

In a statement, Lake Shore Gold, a subsidiary of Pan American Silver, said an incident involving a contractor happened underground at the Timmins West Mine today (Jan. 1) around 3:30 p.m. 

Marcel Cardinal, Lake Shore Gold director of environmental and sustainability, said the person has passed away.

Both police and Ministry of Labour have been or are on site, he said.

"We are currently gathering information on the incident and wish to express our sincere thoughts for the individual and families involved," according to the company.

"Authorities are currently investigating the incident and we will provide more information as it becomes available."


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