Xtreme Mining and Demolition Inc. (XMD) came to fruition in 1998. The business started off with one man, Leonard Banga and worked throughout the potash, diamond and gold mines throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.
As the jobs started to increase, XMD grew to 25 workers. The company began to develop an attitude throughout the country, “that no job was too small or difficult to do”!
Currently, XMD is working throughout the Potash mines in Saskatchewan. The mines include: Allan, Agrium, Mosaic (Esterhazy and Colonsay) and PCS (Cory, Lanigan and Rocanville).
XMD also provides explosive demolition throughout the world with stops in Canada, United States, and Brazil to name a few. Services also include disposal of explosives. Presently, XMD has over 120 employees working throughout Saskatchewan.
On Monday October 10th a tragic plane accident occurred that involved several persons from Xtreme Mining and Demolition. Our President and Owner, Leonard Banga was killed and four others were injured. All were from Saskatchewan.
Xtreme Mining and Demolition will work with and assist the families of those still in hospitals and wish them all a speedy and complete recovery.
Condolences are extended to Michelle Banga and family and thoughts and prayers are extended to all who have been hurt and impacted by this tragic event. Heartfelt thanks are also extended to the emergency responders and rescue teams who worked on this rescue initiative.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Nechako Search and Rescue Society. Donations can be made on line at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/nechako-valley-search-and-rescue-society/
There will be an opportunity to honor Leonard at a memorial service at a future date to be determined.
XMD will be taking a few days off out of respect for Leonard and will return to business as usual on Friday Oct 14, 2016.
Dave Gusikoski will step in as acting Manager of Xtreme Mining and Demolition, Inc. until further notice.
Cliff Rybchinski, CRSP
Sr Project Manager and CSO, XMD