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Worker dies at Gahcho Kue diamond mine in the Northwest Territories

The Canadian Press   

Health & Safety Resource Sector

YELLOWKNIFE (CP) – The owners of the Gahcho Kue diamond mine in the Northwest Territories say a worker has died of injuries sustained on the job.

Mountain Province Diamonds, which owns the mine with De Beers Canada, says the individual worked for a contractor.

The company says colleagues, the mine’s emergency response team and the on-site medical team made every effort to save the worker’s life.

Mountain Province says the death is being investigated and all non-essential work at the mine has been suspended.


A grief counsellor arrived at the mine on Thursday night and additional counselling services are available to all employees.

Gahcho Kue is located about 280 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife.


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