DONKIN, N.S. – Nova Scotia’s Labour Department has lifted a stop-work order imposed on a Cape Breton coal mine after a methane fire broke out Tuesday afternoon on one rock face. Harold Carroll, the provincial Labour Department’s executive director of…
HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s labour minister says the threat of closure is his best tool to penalize a coal mine that broke mining rules by not reporting two massive cave-ins within the required 24 hours. Labi Kousoulis says issuing fines…
HALIFAX – Officials at an undersea Cape Breton coal mine broke a provincial regulation by not reporting a massive roof cave-in until government inspectors showed up 15 days after the first rock crashed down, according to provincial documents citing the…
OTTAWA – Canada’s new asbestos ban will not prevent companies in Quebec from sifting through the waste left over from decades of mining asbestos to look for magnesium. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is set to announce the new regulations on…
The Ontario government says a now-bankrupt mining company has been fined $1.3 million in connection with the deaths of two workers in 2014. The Ministry of Labour says First Nickel Inc., was convicted of six charges under the province’s Occupational…
But N.S. government says no miners’ lives were at risk
Inspectors to raise awareness of disease
Medical audit examined silica-dust exposure at two mines
From 1978 to 1979, Jim Hobbs was one of many miners in northern Ontario who inhaled finely ground aluminum dust known as McIntyre Powder, which was believed to protect them from silicosis.
Glencore employee Richard Pigeau killed in equipment accident
Quake measured 3.8 on Richter scale
Unprovoked mauling sends contract worker to hospital
Third major workplace incident in province in two weeks
Miner, 29, pinned between pieces of heavy equipment
Accidents occur at Starcore, Great Panther Silver mines
VANCOUVER – A Vancouver-based mining company says a contract worker has died in an accident at one of its mining operations in Mexico. Great Panther Silver Ltd. says the worker died Wednesday due to an isolated rock fall at its…
Worker struck by rolling SUV on mine access road
Analysis outlines potential effects that tailings dams could have on First Nations communities
Canada’s mining industry accounts for nearly half of the
world’s mining and mineral-exploration activity. But who holds Canadian operations abroad accountable when workplace-safety violations occur, and what standards are they required to live up to?
Claims of Canadian companies disregarding the rights of foreign workers and changes to Canada’s corporate social responsibility strategy are throwing a spotlight on the way our extractive sector does business abroad.
Ontario Ministry of Labour accepts report’s 18 recommendations on mining safety