WA DMP to probe Pilbara mine injury

 The West Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum is investigating an incident which left one man injured last month.

On 11 January a 44 year old man suffered lacerations and hairline fractures whilst carrying out maintenance on a conveyor belt system as BHP’s Mount Whaleback iron ore mine.

The man was reportedly a contractor working for Fenner Dunlop at the site.

According to the ABC, the Department will investigate the cause of the incident, stating that the case is being taken "very seriously".

This incident was not the first time a Fenner Dunlop employee was injured at a BHP operation.

In July last year, a Fenner Dunlop conveyor operator was killed when a crane fell on him at BHP’s Finucane Island iron ore facility at Port Hedland.

 

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