The body of Tasmanian miner, Cameron Goss has been safely recovered this morning following a mammoth effort for mine recovery personnel at the Henty mine.
In a statement just released Pybar Mining Services said “The recovery operation at Henty Gold Mine made significant progress over the past few days and has concluded with the successful retrieval of Cameron Goss this morning at 3:00am.”
PYBAR Mining CEO, Brendan Rouse expressed relief after the recovery and praised all involved for their hard work.
“On behalf of all at PYBAR, I express my deepest sympathies to Cameron’s family and gratitude to all on site for their efforts in this recovery.”
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“This has been a very complex operation and the recovery and site teams have experienced intense physical and mental strain over the past weeks. It is an incredibly sad time for all people at the mine and in the community.”
PYBAR continues to offer counselling and support to those affected by the incident.
AMSJ has been informed that the three week operation was-extraordinarily complex and significant hazard reduction processes were initiated by the mine recovery teams prior to the retrieval of Cameron’s body and the loader in which he was operating. The loader reportedly fell 10-15 metres into a void beneath its operating level and retrieval conditions were hampered by stability in the area of the mine.
Ensuring the safety of recovery personnel was paramount to the operation.
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