Zero harm – It can be done!


Zero harm – It can be done!


Victor Pakalnis, President/CEO of MIRARCO.

The accident rates for Ontario mines for 2016 are in. Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn announced in early January that the province achieved zero fatalities! This is an amazing accomplishment. The lost time injury (LTI) rate in 2015 was 0.63 per 100 workers. At the 2016 CIM Conference, the John T. Ryan Award was given to 10 mining companies with zero fatalities and zero LTIs. Is this just dumb luck or does it reflect the mining industry’s commitment to safety? I would argue the latter.

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