The Steelworkers union is again calling for safer mining conditions following the death of two contractors at the Lockerby Mine in Sudbury yesterday. Both men died when there was a fall of ground after a seismic event. Union spokesman Myles Sullivan says there are serious safety issues in Ontario’s mines. Sullivan adds the Steelworkers will keep pushing for a comprehensive mine safety review.
Meantime, In response to Tuesday’s mining deaths the minister of northern development says the province is committed to mine safety. Michael Gravelle says a mine safety review that’s been underway will produce recommendations that make for safer mines. The review includes input from industry, labour and health and safety officials.