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Chinese mine boss drowns himself after deadly collapse

The owner of a Chinese gypsum mine drowned Sunday after jumping into a well in an apparent suicide during rescue efforts for 17 workers still trapped two days after the mine collapsed and killed one person, state media said.

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Public Safety Minister: Protest using ‘democratic ways’ or face ‘full force of the law’

People who express dissent should expect “to face the full force of the law,” said Stephen Blaney, public safety minister, this morning in Delta, B.C. He was commenting for the first time on the Dawson Creek RCMP’s fatal shooting of a protester reportedly associated with the amorphous online collective Anonymous.

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United Steelworkers Mourns Loss of John Phare

“The United Steelworkers joins all British Columbians in extending our deepest condolences to the family of John Phare, who tragically lost his life while bravely fighting a forest fire near Sechelt.


Robot kills autoworker at Volkswagen plant

A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

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Metron Construction Boss Should Be Jailed for Causing Four Deaths

The recent conviction of a Metron Construction boss on criminal negligence charges for killing four workers in 2009 should result in a jail sentence, says Marty Warren, Ontario/Atlantic Director of the United Steelworkers (USW).

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Inquest into fatal B.C. mill blast makes 33 recommendations, finds deaths accidental

A coroner’s inquest into a deadly mill explosion in northern British Columbia has suggested that the RCMP develop a policy for investigating criminal negligence in the workplace as one of 33 recommendations aimed at preventing similar disasters.

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Stave Lake Quarries charged with criminal negligence in death of Kelsey Anne Kristian

Kristian died on her second day on the job when the dump truck she had been driving flipped

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Vale, supervisors and worker charged under health and safety act

A total of 17 charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act have been laid against Vale, two supervisors and a worker after the death of an employee last year, according to the Ministry of Labour.


Steelworkers Withdraw From Lakeland Sawmill Inquest

The United Steelworkers (USW) has announced that it is withdrawing from the Coroner’s Inquest into the explosion at Lakeland Mills in Prince George, B.C.

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Former WorkSafeBC head not slated to testify at coroner’s inquest

Two of the former top guns at WorkSafeBC are not scheduled to testify at a coroner’s inquest into the Lakeland Mills sawmill explosion that killed two workers in 2012.


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