Worker dies after incident at gold mine in northwestern British Columbia

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Worker dies after incident during maintenance operations at gold mine in northwestern British ColumbiaPretivm Resources said the man was injured on Friday while working at a surface support facility at the Brucejack mine, about 60 kilometers north of Stewart, British Columbia.

The company, a Vancouver-based gold producer, said doctors treated the man “immediately” for his injuries, but confirmed he died in a hospital in Terrace, British Columbia, on Sunday.

A statement said mine operations were suspended on Friday and have since resumed. He also said the company was “fully cooperating” with an investigation into the “isolated” incident.

“It is with a heavy heart that I report this tragic loss. Our immediate goal is to support his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time, ”said Jacques Perron, President and CEO of Pretivm.

“The safety and well-being of our employees is our top priority and we will thoroughly investigate the incident. This tragedy is a devastating reminder of the critical importance of safety in all aspects of mine site operations. “

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