Workers injured in bus crash
At least three workers from Teck Coal Ltd.’s Coal Mountain Operations were injured in a morning bus crash not far from the mine’s front gate.
“A bus transporting employees from our Coal Mountain Operations back to town with 12 passengers on board slid off the public road this morning,” reported Nic Milligan, Teck’s Manager, Community & Aboriginal Affairs.
“Emergency response crews responded immediately; all passengers have been transported to the hospital for assessment and at this time three people are believed to have non-life threatening injuries,” Milligan said, adding, “All relevant authorities have been notified and we will be conducting a full review of this incident.”
The Coal Mountain coach bus that crashed was the B.C. bus taking workers home at 7 a.m.
Above image: The Coal Mountain bus on its side in the ditch earlier this morning. Photo submitted