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UPDATE: Accident on Vale property was fatal, says MOL

Cecchetto & Sons worker pinned under dump truck's tires
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A GSPS cruiser was parked at the main gate at Vale's Copper Cliff site after a contractor working for Cecchetto and Sons sustained critical injuries Thursday afternoon. File photo

The incident involving a contract worker on Vale property in Copper Cliff on April 6 was fatal, according to the Ministry of Labour (MOL). 

MOL spokesperson Janet Deline said in an email statement Friday morning the contractor with Cecchetto & Sons, a civil construction services company, was pinned under the tires of a dump truck, “causing fatal injuries.” 

She said the MOL was notified of the fatality at 10:15 p.m. Thursday.

A Ministry of Labour inspector was dispatched and attended the scene. No orders were issued at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.

A press release issued by Vale earlier this morning, however, said the worker was receiving medical care in the intensive care unit at Health Sciences North.

“Our thoughts are with the family, co-workers and friends of this individual,” said Dave Stefanuto, Vale’s vice-president of North Atlantic Projects, in the press release.

“We are doing everything we can to support them and to better understand what happened during this incident.”

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

An employee working for Cecchetto and Sons sustained critical injuries during the disposal of waste materials in the Central Tailings Area for Vale’s Clean AER project in Sudbury on Thursday afternoon, Vale said in a press release issued early Friday.

The individual is currently receiving medical care in the intensive care unit of Health Sciences North, the press release said.

The name of the employee is being withheld out of respect for the family, said the company. Vale has offered the services of its Critical Incident Stress Management Team to the contractors that were working in the area and the Vale employees that responded to the scene.

“Our thoughts are with the family, co-workers and friends of this individual,” said Dave Stefanuto, Vale’s vice-president of North Atlantic Projects, in the press release. “We are doing everything we can to support them and to better understand what happened during this incident.”

The incident investigation is being led by the Ministry of Labour with support from Greater Sudbury Police Services, representatives of Vale and the contracted companies involved.




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