Detour Gold Corporation

Detour Gold Corporation

April 21, 2016 13:07 ET

Detour Gold Provides Update on the Investigation of Employee Death at Detour Lake Mine

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 21, 2016) - Detour Gold Corporation (TSX:DGC) ("Detour Gold" or the "Company") reports that it was charged today with criminal negligence causing death under the Criminal Code of Canada.

The charge relates to the fatality that occurred at the Detour Lake mine site on June 3, 2015. Investigations conducted by the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministry of Labour have been ongoing since the Company's news release of September 2, 2015 and continue. The Company understands that the Ministry of Labour has until June 2016 to conclude its investigation and therefore additional regulatory charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act may still be brought in relation to this incident.

"We have and will continue to cooperate fully with both the Ontario Provincial Police and Ministry of Labour throughout their investigations and are taking these charges very seriously. We now need to obtain the information on which the charges have been brought in order to be in a position to comment further. In the meantime, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the family," stated Mr. Martin, President and CEO of Detour Gold.

Contact Information

  • Detour Gold Corporation
    Paul Martin
    President and CEO
    (416) 304.0800

    Detour Gold Corporation
    Laurie Gaborit
    Director Investor Relations
    (416) 304.0581