TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Vancouver-based Aurizon Mines has restarted underground mining operations at its Casa Berardi mine, in Quebec, a day after a contractor was killed in a vehicle accident in the mine.
The company on Tuesday said following completion of an investigation underground, regular shifts at Casa Berardi had resumed, and underground operations would not be further affected.
Aurizon has faced previous investigations by the Workplace Health and Safety Commission of Quebec over the deaths and a serious accident at the mine, which is about 800 km north-west of Montreal.
The small Canadian gold miner is the target of a C$796-million takeover by Hecla Mining, which beat out a rival bid from Alamos Gold in order to gain control of the Casa Berardi mine.
The company's Toronto-listed stock closed at C$4.43 apiece, after being one of the most traded stocks on Tuesday.