Contractor fined for 2013 Telfer gold mine death

A fine of $130,000 has been issued to the company responsible for the death of a man at the Telfer Gold Mine in 2013.

Exact Mining Services pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe working environment, which led to the death of Stephen Hampton.

Hampton, 38, was crushed while working on a 60 metre long section of poly pipe. The pipe moved unexpectedly when another section of pipe was moved by a forklift.

Hampton’s death occurred in the same week that a woman was killed at the Ravensworth open cut mine.

To date in 2016 the Australian mining industry has not recorded a single work-related death, a marked improvement on preceding years. 

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