PotashCorp worker killed in mine near Saskatoon, facility shuts down

A worker has been killed at a Saskatchewan potash mine.

SASKATOON — A worker has been killed at a Saskatchewan potash mine.

Officials with Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT) say some ore fell on top of the man while he was underground at its Cory mine near Saskatoon.

Co-workers tried to resuscitate the 31-year-old, said company spokesman Bill Johnson.

“The crews working with this individual tended to him right away underground administering CPR,” Johnson said. “He was brought to the surface and he was taken to hospital by ambulance.”

He later died in hospital, Johnson said.

Another person was also taken to hospital, but was not seriously injured.

“It was a very sad day at PotashCorp,” Johnson said.

The mine has temporarily shut down as workplace safety officials investigate.