Gold mining company disputes notice on fatal accident
A Saskatoon-based gold mining company is appealing a government contravention notice regarding a fatal mining accident that occurred last year.
The province filed the notice last December against Claude Resources, after miner Cory Braaten fell to his death in a gold mine near La Ronge.
The government is demanding that the company make changes to its safety practices, including requiring all employees to obey warning signs and putting in berms to prevent employees from going into certain hazardous areas.
On Tuesday, a Department of Labour spokesperson confirmed that Claude Resources is appealing.
The government is reviewing the appeal. There's no deadline for a decision.
The province says appealing the notice doesn't suspend the company's responsibility to comply. The company refused to comment while an appeal is under way.
Braaten, 29, died after falling into a hole at the La Ronge-area Seabee mine on May 29, 2007. Rescuers took several days to recover the body.