Fatal incident at an Orbit Garant drilling site in Matheson, Ontario

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.

For further information:

Serge Turgeon
Vice-president, Human Resources
(819) 824-2707


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