On June 9th at 11:16 am at Timmins West mine site, a contract employee was performing a routine pressure check on a first aid oxygen cylinder when an anomaly occurred which resulted in compressed gas being released and a small fire which was quickly extinguished.

Emergency personal, fire and ambulance were called at 11:20 am and arrived on scene at 11:40 am.

 Ministry of Labour were contacted and notified that a worker was injured, and attended Timmins West site, there investigation is ongoing.

The worker sustained non-life threatening injuries

The worker was transported to Timmins and District Hospital and later released.

Tahoe Canada is continuing its investigation, and assisting both the Ministry of Labour and the Timmins Fire Dept. with their ongoing investigation of the incident.