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.