News Worker at Lake Shore Gold mine dies SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Friday, Jan. 1st, 2021 UPDATE, 10:50am, Sat., Jan. 2: The company is reporting that investigators released the scene at about 10:00pm, deeming it safe to return to work. The investigation is ongoing. Timmins is marking the start of 2021 with a fatality in its mining industry. Lake Shore Gold says there was an incident underground at 3:30pm Friday. Spokesman Marcel Cardinal says “one person has passed away”. That person was working for a contractor at the Timmins West mine, but Cardinal won’t specify which contractor. The Timmins Police Service and the provincial labour ministry are investigating.