Incident at Metropolitan Mine near Helensburgh

Monday, 20 April, 2020

Incident at Metropolitan Mine near Helensburgh

The New South Wales Resources Regulator (NSW Resources Regulator) is investigating an incident that occurred on 9 April 2020 at the Metropolitan Mine near Helensburgh in NSW.

The incident occurred when a worker came into contact with the open end of ventilation ducting at a development face and could not extricate himself. Other workers attempted to free the worker; however, they were not able to do so until the auxiliary fan connected to the ducting was turned off.

The worker sustained a loss of consciousness and was taken to St George Hospital to be assessed and receive further treatment. An S191 Improvement Notice has been issued arising from an initial investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.

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