Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ministry of Labour issues order to Hoyle Pond

This ambulance carrying a seriously injured miner, rushed away from the mine gate at Hoyle Pond last Friday morning. The Ontario Ministry of Labour says a miner trying to clear pre-blasted holes was seriously injured last Friday when a secondary explosion occurred at the Hoyle Pond Mine. The ministry says the miner suffered serious injuries, was transported to Timmins and District Hospital and from there to a hospital in Ottawa. The ministry says Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines has been ordered to provide information to its workers on the dangers of using steel or iron tools in any hole that contains an explosive. The investigation continues.

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