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Mine worker killed

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

By Myles Burt

A 47-year-old worker has been killed at Snapper Mine after a bulldozer and a light vehicle collided. 

The accident happened about 5pm on Monday and mining company Tronox, which operates the mine, west of Pooncarie, said production had been halted and an investigation was immediately launched to determine exactly what occurred.

Emergency Services attended the scene and Broken Hill Police have established a crime scene.

The NSW Resources Regulator has also sent investigators and inspectors to the site. 

Tronox said police remained in control of the site and that it would work closely with the regulators during the investigations. 

The company said it remained in contact with the contractor’s employer and had offered its assistance. 

The NSW Resources Regulator expects to release a preliminary report in the coming weeks. 

A GoFundMe campaign has be created for the man’s family and anyone who wishes to donate can do so at https://bit.ly/2OUkaON

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