Worker killed at Gahcho Kué mine

Each level of the 5034 pit is about 30 metres high. (Submitted photo).

Gahcho Kué mine operators have confirmed that a worker died at the site on Thursday.

De Beers Group and Mountain Province Diamonds (MPD) issued a statement Friday saying the incident is “under investigation by the appropriate authorities.”

It adds that non-essential work has been suspended.

The statement says the worker was an employee of a contractor employed by the mine that “succumbed to injuries sustained in an incident”, but did not give details on the incident.

De Beers and MPD said the incident was “extremely tragic” and offered condolences to the worker’s loved ones.

It also noted that a grief counsellor would be on-site for employees.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com