VAL-D'OR, QC, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Orbit Garant Drilling Inc. (TSX:
OGD) ("Orbit Garant" or the "Company") deeply regrets to report the
death of an employee late yesterday afternoon at a drilling site in
Matheson, Ontario. The employee was struck by a tree, which fatally
injured him. No one else was injured as a result of the incident.
The immediate thoughts of management are with the family, friends and
co-workers of our colleague. Orbit Garant is offering assistance and
support to the individual's family and colleagues.
The regulatory authorities have been notified and Orbit Garant is
cooperating fully with their investigation in order to determine the
circumstances and cause of the incident. The Company is dedicated to
maintaining the highest possible workplace safety standards and will
therefore also be conducting its own internal investigation.
About Orbit Garant
Headquartered in Val-d'Or, Quebec, Orbit Garant is one of the largest
Canadian-based mineral drilling companies, providing both underground
and surface drilling services in Canada and internationally through its
214 drill rigs and approximately 600 employees. Orbit Garant provides
services to major, intermediate and junior mining companies, through
each stage of mining exploration, development and production. The
Company also provides geotechnical drilling services to mining or
mineral exploration companies, engineering and environmental consultant
firms, and government agencies. For more information please visit the
Company's website at www.orbitgarant.com.
SOURCE: Orbit Garant Drilling Inc.
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Vice-president, Human Resources