Man with life threatening injuries after Gypsum mine accident

HALDIMAND – Two men were seriously hurt at the Canadian Gypsum Corporation Plant on Third Line after a rock slab fell on them while working in an underground mine.

OPP investigation determined on Thursday afternoon, two males were working together in the underground mine when a large slab of rock fell onto the two men, trapping one of them under the rock.

A 27-year-old male from Haldimand County was pinned underneath the slab of rock and employees nearby worked to remove it from him.

Haldimand County paramedics transported the male to an out of town hospital with life threatening injuries.

The other male, a 23-year-old also from Haldimand County, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local area hospital.

The Ministry of Labour was notified and will be investigating the workplace accident.

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