Legal action launched after miner death


Thursday, 11 April, 2019

Legal action launched after miner death

Prosecution proceedings have been launched by the NSW Resources Regulator against a mine, following an alleged workplace death in April 2017.

The Regulator will allege that a contract worker died at the mine after working in hot and inadequately ventilated conditions about 900 metres underground.

The deceased was an employee of a mining services contractor, engaged by the mine to undertake underground development works.

The Resources Regulator will allege that the mine contravened section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, by failing to comply with a health and safety duty imposed by section 19 of that Act. The alleged Category 2 offence has a maximum penalty of $1,500,000.

The matter is set down for first mention in the NSW District Court on 20 May.

As the matter is now before the court, further details will not be released.

Image credit: ©iStockphoto.com/Joanna Sierańska

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