Company says employee was killed in accident
Alamos Gold Inc. says one of its workers died in an accident underground at the Young-Davidson mine Tuesday afternoon.
The company issued a press release with a statement.
“We are shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague. Nothing is more important than the safety of our employees. On behalf of the entire team at Alamos, we extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and loved ones,” said John A. McCluskey, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Alamos says it is working closely with the local authorities and will be conducting an internal investigation. The company adds it is providing support to the family of the deceased worker and anyone else who has been impacted by the accident.
The Young-Davidson mine is in Matachewan, which is about 100 kilometres southeast of Timmins in Northern Ontario. It is considered one of Canada’s largest underground gold mines.
HRD Canada has reached out to the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development for a comment.