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Updated: No underground fire at Coleman Mine after smoke odour causes work stoppage

"Odour seems to be coming from neigbouring Levack Mine"
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A Ministry of Labour inspector has been dispatched to Vale's Coleman Mine in response to a work stoppage. File photo

Updated: Sept. 1, 4:00 p.m.

Vale Manager of Corporate and Aboriginal Affairs Angie Robson has confirmed that the there is no underground fire at Coleman Mine.

A smoke odour coming from the underground caused a work stoppage at Coleman Mine this morning.

Mine rescue was dispatched to investigate and determined there is no fire underground.

"The source of the odour seems to be coming from the neighbouring Levack Mine," said Robson in an email to Sudbury.com.

"We are currently working through this issue with our employees, KGHM and the MOL."

 

Original story:

A Ministry of Labour inspector has been dispatched to Vale's Coleman Mine in response to a work stoppage.

Sudbury.com was alerted to the possible work stoppage through social media.

The Ministry of Labour said it was notified late on Aug. 31 of the stoppage, where workers were refusing to go underground due to the lingering smell of smoke.

Sudbury.com will provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

 




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