Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Miner's mother maintains vigil

Cheryl Dufoe maintained a vigil on HIghway 655 outside the Xstrata Copper Kidd Mine in Timmins today. It was where her son, Lyle Dufoe, 25, died one year ago when the scooptram he was driving, went over the edge of an excavation and crashed into a stope. Mrs. Dufoe and her husband Ephraim travelled to Timmins this week to seek signatures on a petition to change the mining section of the occupational health and safety act in such a way they say will make it safer for all miners in Ontario. Xstrata has been charged by the Ministry of Labour in connection with the death of Lyle Dufoe.

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