Oct 3, 2017 @ 08:07
Yesterday, Wesdome Gold Mines announced that the site investigation investigation in connection with the fatality of a mining contractor has concluded, and all activities at the Kiena Complex have resumed.
Roméo Girard, 53 of Malartic was fatally injured on September 9th. Reports are that the worker was found beside his truck (which had struck a wall), seriously wounded and unconscious underground. He was taken to hospital where he sucumbed to his injuries. All activities underground at Kiena were suspended while the Company works with the authorities to determine the cause of death.
Duncan Middlemiss, CEO commented, “All required equipment has been reactivated underground and development of the exploration ramp recommenced today. We expect to have the first drill bay completed to test the Kiena Deep discovery within the next few weeks. In the meantime, we continue to drill near mine, auxiliary targets such as the VC and S50 Zones. We continue to collaborate with CNESST on the outstanding matters related to the investigation.”