WA gold miner seriously injured in underground accident

An underground miner has been seriously injured in an accident at a gold mine in Western Australia.
A full investigation has been launched by the company.

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) acting director mines safety, Graham James, said inspectors have arrived on-site and the department’s investigation was ongoing.

The condition of the worker is not yet known at this stage. DMIRS said the incident occurred about 1.45am this morning.

Dervish is one of several operating mines at the Carosue Dam gold operations, 120 kilometres north-east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Saracen has suspended operations at Carosue Dam and its shares have been placed in a trading halt.

Byrnecut, Australia’s largest underground mining contractor, is in the second last year of a four-year deal worth $440 million to provide mining services at Carosue Dam.

Source: ABC News

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