BURNABY, BC, Nov. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Statement from United Steelworkers (USW) District 3 Director Stephen Hunt, following the death of a USW member at Teck's Elkview Mine:
"It is with great sadness that I report that our union has lost a member in a workplace fatality at Teck's Elkview Mine in Sparwood, B.C., represented by United Steelworkers Local 9346.
"On behalf of the USW, I send our deepest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of this Steelworker.
"The USW Emergency Response Team has been dispatched to the area, along with the District's Health and Safety Co-ordinator. We will be making every effort to support the family and local members during this difficult time."
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
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