THUNDER BAY – Mining – North American Palladium Ltd. has announced that the accident in the underground operations of the Company’s Lac des Iles mine on July 10, 2014 claimed the life of Pascal Goulet, age 38.
In a media statement NAP states that “Mr. Goulet was outside of the loader he was operating when he was struck by a piece of broken ore”.
The Company and union are co-operating with government authorities to thoroughly investigate the accident.
Mr. Goulet is survived by his wife, two daughters and an extended family. Counselling has been made available to the family as well as for all employees and contract workers on site.
The Company confirms that they have complied with all requests from the Ministry of Labour and following a series of workforce meetings and workplace inspections, operations resumed Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8AM.