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Worker killed in collision at Elkview mine

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According to a local newspaper, a 38 year old coal mine worker from Fernie (British Columbia) has been discovered dead after his pick-up truck collided with a fully-loaded dump truck yesterday morning in the Sparwood province.

The incident reportedly occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. local time.

Elk valley Regional Detachment RCMP officers were alerted of a two vehicle crash at Teck Resources’ Elkview mine.

Upon their arrival at the scene, they learnt that the driver of the pick-up was fatally injured and did not survive the collision. The driver of the dump truck was reportedly not injured.

Police are continuing their investigations into the circumstances of the collision.

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