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Date PostedDecember 11, 2018

Fatality Results in $65,000 Fine for Mining Company

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A Western Australian mining firm has been fined $65,000 after an electrician was killed at a bauxite site.

The electrician was fatally crushed between a lift car and the lift shaft at the Worsley refinery in 2014.

The 66 year old man had been working on the site for 24 years before the incident occurred, apparently while he was inspecting the door locks.

An investigation found that the mining company failed to ensure that clear written safety procedures had been put in place that would have prevented the man’s exposure to the hazards and subsequent death.

See more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/11/mining-company-fined-65000-death-worker-wa/#.W_cNlOIlE1l

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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