Mining employee killed after becoming pinned under a large rock

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Mining employee killed after becoming pinned under a large rock

July 11, 2014 Updated Jul 11, 2014 at 7:42 PM CDT

Thunder Bay, ON (NNCNOW.com) - An industrial accident near Thunder Bay led to the death of an employee on Thursday, according to the Ontario Provincial Police.

The incident happened at the lac Des Iles Mine.

Police said the 38-year-old man was moving rocks with a load haul machine about a half mile beneath the surface when he became pinned under a large rock.

Mine rescue came to his, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

No name is being released at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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