S.-linked insurance company says it will pay out more than $200,000 to cover claims from miners who were injured when their machinery caught fire in an explosion in the Bancroft mine in British Columbia.
In a letter sent Monday, Insurance Canada said it is “extremely disappointed” by the BNNS-linked insurance plan and said it plans to pay out $25,000.
“We will not allow B.B.N.-linked miners to be financially disadvantaged by this unfortunate event,” said the letter, signed by Lloyd and Rose Lalonde of BNNSC Insurance.
The Lalondes are the chief executives of BNP Paribas, one of Canada’s biggest mining companies.
Lloyd Lalonde said the insurance payout was a result of “an unfortunate accident in a mine owned by a company in the mining industry” and added the Lalondys were “extremely proud” to work with the company.
“The insurance payout is a result not only of the mine incident, but also of the efforts of our B.
S (Sue) Lalonde, B.T. Lalonde and Lloyd Lalimere who all worked very hard to get the payout, said a statement on the Lalonde family website.
The insurance company said it had “received numerous calls” about the explosion at Bancrotter in March, and the Lalomas were “very involved” in the rescue effort.”
We are working closely with the BC Ambulance Service to help recover any injured miners and the BNSF Railway to help transport injured miners to hospitals,” the statement said.
It said BNNSS will cover “minerals, equipment, machinery, waste and other materials and services that have been destroyed in the incident.”
The Lalimes said they have no control over the insurance company and said they are “disappointed” in it.
The statement from Insurance Canada added that “due to the nature of the mining operation, the company cannot be responsible for any damage that may occur to the mine, its equipment or equipment equipment that it is responsible for, or the environment that may be impacted by the incident, if this event is not adequately dealt with in a timely manner.””
The Lalonde brothers have been very supportive of BNSFS efforts in the search for the injured miners.
They have provided BNSFs with many training and support tools in the effort to recover the injured and recover the equipment,” the agency said.”
If this incident is not fully investigated, and any compensation for injured miners is not paid, we will be forced to consider other ways of covering the costs of the accident and the injuries sustained,” it said.
This is the first time we have been able to actually cover this accident,” he said.”
I have been doing this for 10 years.
This is the first time we have been able to actually cover this accident,” he said.
Bancrotters spokesman Mike Sorensen said he was “very disappointed” in how the accident happened and called for an investigation.
“This is a serious issue and I’m really disappointed that it’s not being addressed, particularly because it happened at the BANCROTTER mine.
There are other companies doing the same thing,” he told CBC Radio’s Metro Morning.
The company said Bancrutters’ plan to replace the mine’s mine equipment and mine equipment will be paid for out of the insurance payment.
“Bancruttons plan to reimburse the BNSC (Bancrottons National Resource Conservation Board) and BNSA (British Columbia Securities and Investment Board) for the costs associated with the repair of the BNT (British New Year) mine equipment, the mine fire, and all associated costs,” the company said in a statement.