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Final investigation report into underground fatality

A worker was found unconscious near a light vehicle in an underground section of the mine on 14 May 2017 at 3.30pm. The worker, aged 55, was in a storage drive about 788 m underground. The worker had been using the light vehicle for general mine duties and assisting other workers.

The NSW Resources Regulator investigation did not identify evidence that the worker’s death could be attributable to any work health and safety-related matters. The investigation found that the death of the worker was attributable to natural causes arising from non-work, health-related issues.
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Maitland, New South Wales 2320

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