Serious injury: Child
Summary: Police informed the mine a child had an accident on the mountain behind the administration area on site. The area, which was locked, was opened to allow the ambulance and police to find the child. The injured child was found at 9.30 am and a rescue helicopter flew the child to a hospital in Sydney.
Recommendations to industry: Mine operators should review their site security controls to prevent unlawful trespassers. They should take into consideration that the general public may not be aware of the potential hazards of a mine site.