The Gahcho Kué diamond mine in June 2022. Photo: De Beers Canada
The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission says it has filed seven charges against a heavy equipment company related to the death of a worker at Gahcho Kué mine last September.
In a Tuesday press release, the commission said SMS Equipment Inc is facing charges under the NWT’s Safety Act and Mine Health and Safety Act. The company is accused of failing to maintain their establishment such that the safety of their employees was not likely to be endangered, and failing to take every reasonable measure to protect the health and safety of their employees, among other offences.