An employee was killed on the job Monday while working at the 2600-foot level of Inco?s Stobie Mine in Sudbury.
Robert Nesbitt was operating a scoop tram from a remote platform at the time of the accident. He was found beneath the platform by a co-worker at approximately 10 am, and later pronounced dead at St. Joseph?s Health Centre.
?The loss of life is tragic at any time, and when we lose one of our own in the mining industry it hits particularly hard,? said Mark Cutifani, Inco?s president of North America and Europe in a news release. ?Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers.?
The accident is being investigated by the Sudbury Regional Police, the Ministry of Labour, and representatives of Inco and the United Steelworkers of America.