Sudbury mining safety conference in wake of Glencore death


Fatality highlights importance to improve standards and technology, says conference chair

Vic Pakalnis, chair of the 36th International Conference of Safety in Mine Research Institutes, said the death Glencore miner Richard Pigeau on Oct. 20, 2015, underscores the importance of further research in mining health and safety. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.
Sudbury, ON (October 27, 2015) – Fatality highlights importance to improve standards and technology, says conference chair Vic Pakalnis.

The death of Glencore miner Richard Pigeau on Oct. 20, 2015, underscores the importance of further research in mining health and safety, says the chair of an international mining safety conference in Sudbury this week.

Vic Pakalnis, the president and CEO of MIRARCO, a not-for-profit mining research applied research corporation in Sudbury, said health and safety research can help prevent future fatalities underground.

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