Explosion injures one at Yukon’s Minto Mine, Canada
Health and safety officials in Yukon are investigating after a worker at the territory’s Minto Mine was injured following an explosion overnight.
The worker was medevaced from the site for his injury, said Andrew Robulack, a spokesman for the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board.
He said he could not provide details on what happened or what condition the worker is in.
The explosion happened either late Friday or early Saturday.
Safety board inspectors were at the mine site Saturday morning, but have returned to Whitehorse, Robulack said.
He says a stop-work order has been issued for the immediate vicinity where the incident happened, though the rest of the mine remains operational.
That order will be in place until the employer demonstrates to safety board officers that the workplace is safe.
Robulack said details about the incident will be provided when the investigation is complete.
Capstone Mining Corporation owns the copper mine, which employs 306 people at the Minto site.
The company recently announced it would be keeping the mine active until at least 2020.
Courtesy of msn.com