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First Nickel names men killed at Lockerby Mine

The two workers from Taurus Drilling Services killed in an accident today have been identified as Marc Methe, 34, and Norm Bissaillon, 49. First Nickel Inc. President and CEO Thomas Boehlert released their names at a 4 p.m.
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The two workers from Taurus Drilling Services killed in an accident today have been identified as Marc Methe, 34, and Norm Bissaillon, 49.

First Nickel Inc. President and CEO Thomas Boehlert released their names at a 4 p.m. press conference today at the gates of Lockerby Mine, where both men were killed by at fall of ground.

A First Nickel representative said the fall of ground happened between 3-3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Anne-Marie MacInnis, president of Mine Mill Local 598, said the union will participate in a joint investigation with First Nickel and the Ministry of Labour.


Here is the official statement from First Nickel:

"We regret to report than an accident has occurred in the underground operations at the Lockerby Mine here in Sudbury that has claimed the lives of two drillers, both working for Taurus Drilling Services. Taurus has been active with our company for several years.

These two men were Marc Methe and Norm Bissaillon, age 34 and 49 respectively. Norm was a dedicated and experienced underground miner with over 20 years of experience — a good man and a family man who loved to talk about his children of who he was so proud. Marc had been with Taurus for about four years and was committed and enthusiastic about the trade. He was always positive and meticulous about everything he did. These individuals will be sorely missed by all of us at First Nickel and Taurus.