A mining plant is facing substantial fines stemming from an accident in 2011 that occurred in a job site in Ontario. The fatal accident claimed the life of two miners.
The mining accident occurred when two workers were in an ore pass in Sudbury on June 8, 2011 at the 3000-foot level. The workers were transferring broken pieces of rock and ore when a release of sand, muck and water suddenly flooded into the area through a transfer gate. The flood buried one miner beneath the mud and also caused the other worker to sustain extensive crush injuries.