Worker dies at Savage River mine in Tasmania

A 32-year-old mine worker has died after a fall from height at Grange Resources’ Savage River mine in Tasmania.

The man, understood to have been from Queensland, died on Friday, with Tasmanian Police attending the scene, The Advocate reports.

Grange Resources announced a trading halt immediately after “an incident on the mine site”, the company said.

It will remain halted until Tuesday 21st 2017.

An Australian Workers Union spokesperson believed the contractor was conducting scaling operations in the mine pit before falling.

WorkSafe Tasmania is investigating the incident.

This is the fourth death to occur at a mine in the state’s west coast in the past four years.

Two workers died at the Mount Lyell copper mine, operated by Copper Mines of Australia, in 2013, after the platform they were working on in a mine shaft broke, causing them to fall.

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