The Mining Association of Canada expresses condolences to employees and families of Stobie Mine in Sudbury, Ontario

OTTAWA, June 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Mining Association of Canada President and CEO Mr. Pierre Gratton joined Vale today in expressing his deepest sympathies for the workers of Sudbury's Stobie Mine and sincere condolences to the families that have been directly affected.

He also stated that safety is a core value of the mining industry. In Canada, mining industry safety standards continue to improve because of technological advances and a more highly skilled and better-educated work force. Workers and companies alike are more safety-conscious than they have ever been and the sector leads other heavy industries in safety performance in many jurisdictions.

"The goal of every mine in Canada is to make sure that every worker returns home safe every day. When tragic events like this one occur, it affects all of us," said Mr. Gratton.

About The Mining Association of Canada

Based in Ottawa, the Mining Association of Canada is the national organization for the Canadian mining industry. Its members are engaged in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semi-fabrication.

SOURCE The Mining Association of Canada

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