Police investigating death of contractor at Ontario salt mine
Mine manager Roland Howe looks at rock salt moving along a conveyor belt towards a crushing unit, the Sifto Salt -Compass Minerals mine in Goderich, Ont., Thursday, December 18, 2008. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Dave Chidley)
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:57PM EDT
GODERICH, Ont. -- Ontario Provincial Police and the province's labour ministry are investigating the death of a man at a salt mine in Goderich.
Mine owner Compass Minerals say the man was a contractor who was working at the mine Saturday morning.
Police and Compass are giving few details, but say emergency treatment was provided and the man was taken to hospital where he could not be revived.
Police say an autopsy is to be done Monday.
Staff were cleared from the mine while investigators did their work Saturday.
The company's website describes the Goderich facility is the world's largest underground salt mine.