Sally Malay Mining Ltd's open pit mining operations in the Kimberley region were suspended due to an isolated wall slippage on Sunday afternoon. No serious injuries were sustained to any personnel and the company's nickel milling operations are unaffected at this stage with approximately 40,000 tonnes on the ROM pad, which is about 2-3 weeks milling capacity.Approximately 500-600 tonnes of material slipped down the North East wall of the open pit partially burying a Roche Mining haul truck. The truck driver was evacuated to Halls Creek and then to Broome Hospital for observation but has since been discharged.Early indications are that the heavy rain experienced recently at the site may have been a factor in the wall slippage.
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