The Cote project camp
Canadian miner Iamgold has reported the death of an individual employed by a contractor at its Côté project, in Ontario.
The company explained that the person was found unconscious near the camp accommodations complex on Friday morning.
Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful and the individual was pronounced deceased.
The incident occurred while the individual was not on shift or engaged in mining- or construction-related activities.
Authorities are on site investigating and the cause of death remains unknown.
"On behalf of all of us at Iamgold, I would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of the individual who passed away this morning. In the coming days and weeks, investigators and authorities will have the company's full cooperation as we examine every detail to determine the cause of this tragic incident,” said CEO Renaud Adams.
“The health and safety of people is our number one priority and the tragic events of today underscore why we can never lose sight of this commitment. As the investigation proceeds, the family, friends and colleagues of the individual are foremost in our thoughts, and we are focused on providing them with the support they need at this difficult time."