A worker has died at the Brucejack mine, near Stewart, British Columbia, gold miner Pretium Resources (Pretivm) reported at the weekend.
The incident occurred on Friday and the employee died in a hospital in Terrace on Saturday.
The incident occurred during maintenance at a support facility on surface, Pretivm explained in a statement.
“The safety and wellbeing of our employees is our topmost priority and we will investigate the incident fully. This tragedy is a devastating reminder of the critical importance of safety in all aspects of mine site operations,” said CEO Jacques Perron.
Operations at Brucejack were suspended on Friday and have since resumed.