The British Columbia ministry of energy and mines has released the Annual Report of the Chief Inspector of Mines for the 2013 calendar year.
Highlights of the report, according to a government release, include a decrease in the annual injury rate.
Mine inspections also increased in 2013, with ministry inspectors conducting 904 inspections compared to 874 inspections in 2012. The number of geotechnical mine inspections also increased, up to 31 from 26 the previous year.
The report also said there was a decrease in the number of dangerous occurrences, and reductions in the number of days of work lost to injury.
The report notes that as it covered events and incidents in 2013, the Mt. Polley Tailings Pond disaster, which occurred on August 4, 2014, is not covered.
The report can be viewed on the ministry's website.