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
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