A sub-contractor who was doing routine dust suppression work on Vale property crashed his aircraft near the Fisher Wavy pit off Big Nickel Mine Road on Monday afternoon.

Sudbury police, fire services and emergency crews attended what was called a minor crash.

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A helicopter crashed Monday afternoon at a Sudbury work site. The pilot was found responsive and conscious and was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. (Twitter)

Vale spokesperson Angie Robson said the pilot — who was the only occupant in the helicopter — was found conscious and responsive.

He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police noted the helicopter was carrying a non-toxic, non-flammable liquid and there were no fuel leaks.

Transport Canada has been notified of the incident. The cause of the crash is currently unknown.