A worker was killed at a mine in Western Australia.
The man was died after being crushed while working at Newcrest’s gold and copper mine in the iron ore crushing area. First aid was attempted but unfortunately he did not respond.
At the time of the incident he was working for a contractor for the mine.
Department of Mines and Petroleum spokesman Simon Ridge revealed that investigations are currently under-way.
“We’ve got inspectors who are on site now and they’ll be doing a full and comprehensive investigation and a report in due course will be provided to the coroner,” he said.
Newcrest and the mines department both released statements expressing sympathy for the families and friends of the workers. Newcrest will also offer counselling services for those affected by the loss.
Thus far it is the second recorded mining death in Western Australia and the second recorded mining death this month, in all of AUS.
It is the second mining death in Western Australia this year.
Earlier this year a man at the same mine required a leg amputation after a crash.
The 42-year-old man was injured when his truck ran into the back of a parked dump truck.
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