Crash at ArcelorMittal near Fermont
BAIE-COMEAU – An ArcelorMittal worker, in his thirties, died Sunday night in a work accident at the mining facilities in Mont-Wright, near Fermont on the North Shore.
According to the Standards Commission, equity, health and safety (CNESST), which provides summary information for the moment, the deceased worker was with a colleague in the basement of the department thickeners at the Mount Wright Mine facilities when they were washed away.
One of the men did not survive while the other suffered injuries that are unknown for the moment. The CNESST confirms however that the second worker is out of danger.
The CNESST Côte-Nord dispatched two inspectors on site, first to secure the scene of the fatal accident and then determine the causes of this tragedy. More details will be available when the inspectors begin their investigation in Fermont, which is about 600 kilometers north of Baie-Comeau.
Police officers from the Sûreté du Québec were called to the scene first, around 9:20 pm Sunday evening. They could only note the death of the man in his thirties.