SUDBURY – A miner with 37 years’ experience was found dead on the 2600 level of the Stobie mine last Monday (March 6). The body of 57-year-old Robert Nesbitt was discovered beneath a platform by a co-worker at 10 a.m. He had been operating a remote-controlled load-haul-dumper.
The mine, owned by INCO LTD., was closed to facilitate an investigation by Sudbury Regional Police, the Ontario Ministry of Labour, the United Steelworkers of America and the company. Until the investigation is complete, the exact cause of the accident will not be known. It is speculated, however, that the LHD may have struck the platform on which Nesbitt was standing.
Steelworkers Local 6500 will hold its annual day of mourning for workers killed on the job on April 28.