Goldcorp Canada Ltd. Fined $50,000 After Safety Violation

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Goldcorp Canada Ltd. Fined $50,000 After Safety Violation

Ministry of Labour

Dryden, ON - Goldcorp Canada Ltd., carrying on business as Musselwhite Mine, an underground gold mining operation, was fined $50,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a Ministry of Labour inspection.

On November 14, 2009, a Ministry of Labour inspector visited the Musselwhite Mine, about 650 kilometers northwest of Thunder Bay. After reviewing the mine's training records, the inspector determined that one of the mine's workers was not registered as fully trained in all of the prescribed training programs for work in a hard rock underground mine.

Goldcorp Canada Ltd., carrying on business as Musselwhite Mine, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that a worker was trained as prescribed.

The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Edith Baas.  In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.


Court Information at a Glance

Location:                    Ontario Court of Justice

                                    479 Government Rd.

                                    Dryden, ON

Judge:                         Justice of the Peace Edith Baas

Date of Sentencing:     July 5, 2011

Defendant:                  Goldcorp Canada Ltd. carrying on business as Musselwhite Mine

Matter:                        Occupational Health and Safety

Conviction:                 Ontario Regulation 854, Section 11(4)

Crown Counsel:          Shantanu Roy


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