Dec. 31: 2013 Annual Mines Report Released

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The Ministry of Energy and Mines released the Annual Report of the Chief Inspector of Mines for 2013. Highlights:

  • A decrease in the annual injury rate
  • An increase in mine inspections in 2013, with 904 inspections being conducted compared to 874 inspections in 2012
  • An increase in the number of geotechnical mine inspections completed—31 compared to 26 in the previous year
  • A decrease in the number of dangerous occurrences
  • Reductions in the number of days of work lost to injury.