“We must work together to build an even safer mining industry and ensure mine workers go home safe and sound at the end of every shift,” wrote Gritziotis, who chairs the Ministry of Labour's ongoing review of mining health and safety.
A 28-year-old worker was injured and brought to hospital, where he remains under observation as of Monday afternoon.
Last week the Ministry of Labour held public consultations in Sudbury for its year-long review of mining health and safety.
The review has a mandate to focus on six main topics: the role of health and safety system partners; the internal responsibility system; technology and the management of change; training, skills and labour issues; health and safety hazards in the mining sector; and emergency preparedness and mine rescue.
The review will recommend amendments to government regulations where appropriate.