Gold miner killed in truck roll over

A worker has died at Hanking Gold’s mine following a truck rollover yesterday.

The unnamed, 56 year old contractor was driving the truck at the Cornishman pit, when the incident occurred around midday, according to the ABC.

It is understood he was thrown from the vehicle when the rollover occured.

Workers on site attempted to revive the man, but were reportedly unsuccessful.

It is understood that Watpac provides mining services at the Cornishman pit, as well as the nearby Axehandle mine.

The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum are investigating the incident.

This fatality marks the fifth in the state this year.

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