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Third fatality for Newcrest Mining

A 28-year-old worker has been killed at Newcrest’s Cadia Valley Operations, near Orange, overnight.

The man, a father-of-two, was working at the Ridgeway gold mine underground as a mine technician when he was struck by a piece of machinery and died at the scene.

Newcrest Mining has halted production at the operations and said they were assisting the New South Wales police and government mine safety inspectors.

“We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to family, friends and work colleagues with support being provided at this very difficult time,” Newcrest said in a statement today.

This is the third fatality for Newcrest this year, with two deaths in recent months at its Telfer mine in May and at its Hidden Valley PNG project in June.

Investigations are underway by police and government authorities.

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  • It was my brother who was killed at Telfer on 4th Dec 2014. I watched him go and it’s something that burns inside me every day. Newcrest said in the media that they had offered condolences to the family etc but that was Bullshit. They sent some representatives to the funeral and we only knew one of them.
    Treat you like a number.