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Quarry worker dies after being injured while drilling, says Ministry of Labour

Employee worked for Val Caron-based Consbec Inc., a contractor for Coloured Aggregates
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The Ministry of Labour is investigating a workplace fatality at a quarry northeast of Markstay-Warren. (File)

An employee with Val Caron-based company Consbec Inc. has died after being injured on the job at a granite quarry in River Valley on Aug. 19, said the Ministry of Labour.

The employee was critically injured while drilling, said MOL spokesperson Janet Deline in an email. The worker succumbed to their injuries on Aug. 21. The quarry is located northeast of Markstay-Warren, which is located roughly 45 minutes east of Sudbury.

A ministry inspector attended the scene on Aug. 19 and issued one requirement to Coloured Aggregates, for whom Consbec Inc. was working. Then, on Aug. 20, an inspector issued three more requirements.

“Our thoughts are with the family and colleagues of the person who passed away,” said the MOL. “Our investigation remains ongoing.”

Established in 1982, Consbec provides surface drilling and blasting services, along with open-pit mine design, field surveys, logistics planning, testing and sampling services, feasibility studies, and more.