Huron OPP officers have identified the worker who died over the weekend at the Goderich salt mine.
Details remain scarce, but Compass Minerals, the owner of the mine, said the victim had been working Saturday morning as a contractor.
The victim, identified on Monday as 36-year-old Darcy Clancy from Chepstow, Ont., was taken to hospital but could not be revived.
Police said an autopsy was scheduled to be performed on Monday.
According to Compass Minerals’ website, the facility is the world’s largest underground salt mine and has operated since 1959. The mine was acquired by Kansas-based Compass Minerals, parent company of Sifto Canada, in 1990.
In 2011, a 61-year-old salt mine worker was killed at the facility when an F3-level tornado battered the town. Normand Laberge was working high up on the mine’s boom, a large extendable arm which loads freight onto ships, when the twister struck, pinning him under the rubble, media reports said.