FMG Christmas Creek miner loses leg

A truck driver has had his left leg amputated following an accident on Fortescue Metals Group’s Christmas Creek mine on Monday night.

The West reports the 42-year-old man was airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital early on Tuesday morning after two haul trucks collided at the Pilbara site.

The driver, a Macmahon Holdings contractor, was reportedly trapped in the haul truck’s cabin for a number of hours.

Two inspectors from the Department of Mines and Petroleum are still conducting an investigation on site.

The DMP said the inspectors will remain on site for several days interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence and inspecting the scene.

DMP’s Resources Safety Executive Director Simon Ridge said it was too early to comment on causal factors.

Australian Mining contacted Macmahon Holdings for comment; they were unavailable at the time of publication.

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