Canadian Manufacturing

1 worker dead, 1 seriously injured at Vale smelter in Sudbury, Ont.

Company said incident occurred at casting and crushing plant at its Copper Cliff smelter



SUDBURY, Ont.—One man is dead and another has been seriously injured in an incident at Vale Canada Ltd.’s smelter in Sudbury, Ont.

Vale says the incident involving the two workers happened April 6 at the casting and crushing plant at its Copper Cliff smelter west of the city.

Few details have been released but authorities say a 36-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a 28-year-old man was seriously injured.

The injured worker was rushed to hospital in Sudbury and is now in stable condition.

Police and the Ministry of Labour are investigating.

Immediate family of the two workers have been notified, but the names of the men have not been released.

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