Recommendations in miner’s death inquest
A coroner’s inquest jury in Timmins has recommended that Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act be amended to include specific written procedures for operating certain pieces of equipment.
That was just one of four recommendations delivered by the jury last Friday at the inquest into the death of 22-year-old miner Alexie Dallaire-Vincent.
Dallaire-Vincent died after being struck by an underground train on May 23, 2015 at the Holloway Holt mining complex east of Matheson with the official cause of death revealed as a crushing chest injury.
The other three recommendations are: develop and implement a switch-based visual indicator to signify the position of the switch to workers; determine and implement a minimum safe distance to park underground mobile equipment away from operational rail switches during production or development activities and follow up with the Office of the Chief Coroner in one year’s time.