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Worker fatally injured at Mineral Sands Mine

A worker suffered fatal injuries arising from a collision between a dozer and a light vehicle at the Snapper Mineral Sands Mine south of Broken Hill, NSW, on 12 August 2019.

The NSW Resources Regulator issued an Investigation Information Release into the incident today and has begun an investigation.

A contract worker driving a light vehicle entered the western tip head area, to deliver a water bottle to a dozer operator about 4.45pm on 12 August.

The dozer operator was reversing and he was unaware the light vehicle was in close proximity. The two vehicles collided resulting in fatal injuries to the light vehicle driver. 

A report will be published when the investigation is concluded. A report will also be prepared for the NSW Coroner.
Click here to view the investigation information release
Further contact info:
Resources Regulator | Phone: 1300 814 609
Regional NSW, Resources Regulator
516 High St
Maitland, New South Wales 2320

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