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CAT 770 truck

Operator dies from touching energised heavy vehicle

A mine employee passed away after coming into contact with an electrified dump truck. Authorities recently investigated how a resources worker became fatally electrocuted after touching an energised...

Eli Kelly

New mine site death reported in less than two years

A mining fatality is being mourned just 18 months after a different workmate passed away. Colleagues, friends and family are reeling after Eli Kelly died at Gold Fields’ Saint Ives mine...

Cable drums

Unsecured cable drum falls, kills worker

A loose wire spool unexpectedly toppled, fatally crushing an employee. Authorities recently investigated how a 2.3 metre wide cable drum detached from two steel stands and killed a worker at an...

Gas filled chamber death

Worker collapses, dies in poorly ventilated space

An employee suffered a deadly fall in suffocating conditions. A 3.8 metre deep chamber had inadequate and untested air circulation when a crew member fatally collapsed. Authorities recently examined...

Mine slurry pipe death

Metal pipe fatally strikes resources employee

A mine worker died shortly after coming into contact with a heavy conduit. Authorities recently examined how a crew member became fatally struck by a pipe at an undisclosed mine on 1 March 2024...

Bus door

Heavy vehicle door fatally crushes operator

A driver passed away while exiting a large transporter. Authorities recently examined circumstances leading up to an operator being trapped and killed by a bus door. Investigators suspect the worker...

Underground coal mine drowning

Poor ventilation kills underground coal employee

Ineffective air circulation took a subterranean mine worker’s life, an investigation found. Authorities recently examined why Christopher Finley drowned to death at Twin State Mining’s...

Overturned coal truck

Heavy vehicle operator dies from horrific crash

A truck driver tragically passed away during a severe accident. Authorities recently examined what circumstances led to a heavy vehicle flipping over and killing the operator at an undisclosed coal...