Female miner, 22, killed 900 feet below surface at gold mine near Timmins

TIMMINS, Ont. — A 22-year-old woman has died from her injuries after an accident at a gold mine about 125 kilometres east of Timmins, Ont.

St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. said in a statement that employee Alexie Dallaire-Vincent was fatally injured during what the company calls an “underground rail haulage accident” at its Holt Mine on Saturday.

The accident happened between 900 and 925 feet below the surface, the Timmins Daily Press reported. Dallaire-Vincent was rushed to a hospital in Matheson.

Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the circumstances of Dallaire-Vincent’s death along with the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

The company said it’s co-operating with the investigation and providing support to family and employees at the mine site.

On its website, the company says it uses 4.5-tonne rail cars to transport ore through an underground jaw crusher.

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