A worker from Sherbrooke loses his life on the North Shore
An elderly man in his early thirties from Sherbrooke died Sunday night during a work accident at the mining facility in Mont-Wright, near Fermont on the North Shore.
V incent Bigonnesse was an employee of ArcelorMittal, confirms the company.
He was swept away by a sudden blow of water while he was in the basement of the thickening department of the mine, reports the newspaper Le Soleil .
Mr. Bigonnesse was swept away by the wave with another worker. The latter is out of danger.
According to La Tribune , Vincent Bigonnesse worked on the North Shore since last December, before leaving Sherbrooke.
According to Nicolas Dalmau, ArcelorMittal spokesman, the victim had been employed by the company for less than a year.
An investigation was opened and the operations were stopped at the factory. They had not resumed Monday, he assures.
The Commission for Standards, Equity, Health and Safety (CNESST) has also opened its investigation.