Mine worker dies at Newcrest’s Ridgeway gold mine

A 28-year-old mine worker has died at Newcrest’s Cadia Ridgeway gold mine, located near Orange in New South Wales.

The mine technician was fatally injured on Sunday night and police say initial investigations suggest the man was struck by a piece of machinery. He died at the scene.

Newcrest said it was offering support to family, friends and work colleagues during this difficult time.

Investigations into the incident are continuing, with police officers being assisted by investigators from Mine Safety NSW.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Production at Cadia has been suspended.

This is the first mining fatality in NSW in 2015.

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