Mining Company Charged in Fatal Fall Incident

Two mining workers fell about seven metres from a platform near chains used to control the speed of ore flowing from the plant’s crusher to rail cars. One died; the other was injured. The Occupational Health and Safety Branch charged the mining company with five violations of the OHS Act for failing to ensure that adequate fall protection was in place, the equipment was safe and staff were properly trained and aware of potential hazards [Iron Ore Company of Canada, Govt. News Release, Feb. 23, 2012].