19/09/2019 - 10:41

Worker death at IGO’s Nova mine

19/09/2019 - 10:41

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A truck driver has passed away following an accident at Independence Group’s Nova nickel-copper mine in the Goldfields last week.

Worker death at IGO’s Nova mine
IGO suspended operations at Nova for 29 hours following the incident.

A truck driver has passed away following an accident at Independence Group’s Nova nickel-copper mine in the Goldfields last week.

IGO told the ASX that the haulage contractor died in hospital yesterday, after he sustained severe injuries while trying to secure his truck’s load prior to departure from the site last Wednesday.

The company said the Department of Mines Industrial Regulation and Safety visited Nova immediately after the incident to begin an investigation.

IGO suspended operations for 29 hours following the incident.

Managing director Peter Bradford said the company was deeply saddened by the tragic news and sent his condolences to the family.

“All our contractors, whether they are site-based or not, are part of the IGO team,” he said.

“We are making every effort to ensure we care for the wellbeing of all of our people.”

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