Efforts are underway in Sudbury to address the reality that an increasing number of miners are being killed in transportation-related accidents in Ontario.

Workplace Safety North, an agency supported by the premiums industries pay to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, affirms there's an increase in these kinds of fatalities.

As mining has evolved to include more and bigger machinery, transportation-related fatalities have risen to 38 per cent of all deaths in the industry as of 2011.

Those include accidents under and above ground.

Staff at the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology hope a recently acquired heavy equipment simulator will result in better-trained operators.

Source: CBC.ca - see full article