Worker dies after fall at Tasmania’s west coast mine


WorkSafe Tasmania is investigating after a man died while working at a mine on Tasmania’s west coast.

The 32-year-old contractor was fatally injured after reportedly falling from a height on Friday afternoon.

Tasmania police visited the scene on Saturday.

Australian Workers Union assistant secretary Robert Flanagan said it was believed the man fell while working in the mine’s north pit, ABC News reports.

“It’s the union’s understanding that the contractors were engaged in scaling operations in part of the mine’s operations,” he said.

“Scaling operations are undertaken to ensure that loose material can’t be dislodged from a work area.

“Any workplace fatality is a tragedy and the union’s thoughts are clearly with the family and friends of the deceased worker and we continue to endeavour to ensure that workplaces are as safe as possible.”



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