04:47 pm, Wednesday 12 May, 2010
The Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court has fined a goldfields drilling firm after one of its employees died in a workplace accident in 2007.
A 19-year old man was working at Gindalbie Station when a pressure hose struck him three years ago, leading to his death.
The Court was told last month the company did not heed basic safety procedures on the operation of the hose.
The company entered a guilty plea to failing to provide and maintain systems of work. It was fined $130,000 by the Court on Monday.
It was also ordered to pay nearly $3,000 in legal costs.