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​WA mining company fined following worker’s conveyor-related injuries

Jul 11th 2024

​WA mining company fined following worker’s conveyor-related injuries

A Western Australian mining company has been ordered to pay a fine of $400,000 along with costs totaling $5,743.30 after a worker's arm was caught in a conveyor at the company's gold processing plant more than four years ago.

The company has recently admitted guilt in the Perth Magistrates Court for not ensuring a safe working environment as required by the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994.

On February 21, 2020, two workers were tasked with removing built-up material using tools from underneath a moving conveyor.

One of the workers got caught in the return roller and belt while removing accumulated material from beneath the moving conveyor using a shovel.

He sustained cuts on his left arm.

Read more here.

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