Elk Valley Coal Partnership

Elk Valley Coal Partnership

October 20, 2005 23:59 ET

Elk Valley Coal reports accident resulting in fatality

CALGARY--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 20) - Fording Canadian Coal Trust (TSX: FDG.UN, NYSE: FDG) and Teck Cominco Limited (TSX: TEK.A, TEK.B) are saddened to announce that at approximately 1 a.m. this morning, an equipment accident occurred at Elk Valley Coal's Greenhills mine located near Elkford, British Columbia resulting in the death of an employee.

Elk Valley Coal Corporation deeply regrets the loss of one of its employees and offers its sincerest sympathies to the family.

Authorities were notified immediately and the cause of the accident is now under investigation by the Mines Inspector from the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources, B.C. Coroners Service, the RCMP, and the Greenhills Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

About Elk Valley Coal

Elk Valley Coal, comprised of Canada's senior metallurgical coal mining properties, is the world's second largest exporter of metallurgical coal, supplying high-quality coal products to the international steel industry. Elk Valley Coal is owned by a partnership between Fording Canadian Coal Trust (TSX: FDG.UN, NYSE: FDG) and Teck Cominco Limited (TSX: TEK.A and TEK.B).

Contact Information

  • Elk Valley Coal Corporation
    Cindy Gallinger
    Community and Government Relations Administrator
    (250) 865-3285
    Website: www.elkvalleycoal.ca