Worker deaths halt output at Lockerby

May 07, 2014 | 01:04 PM | Rey Mashayekhi

Tags  First Nickel, Thomas Boehlert, Lockerby Mine, Sudbury, Ontario, Taurus Drilling Services, nickel, fatalities deaths

NEW YORK — First Nickel Inc. has halted production at its Lockerby Mine near Sudbury, Ontario, after two workers died in an underground accident.

A fall of material that killed Marc Methe, 34, and Norm Bissaillon, 49, drillers with contractor Taurus Drilling Services, "was preceded by seismic activity, which is believed to have been a factor in the incident," First Nickel president and chief....

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