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NSW investigates fatality at hard rock quarry

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The NSW Resources Regulator has been notified of a fatal incident that occurred on 24 May 2021 at Regional Hardrock quarry near West Wyalong in NSW.

A worker is reported to have sustained fatal injuries after being run over by a light vehicle at the quarry. NSW ambulance attended the scene but were unable to revive the worker.

A team of investigators and inspectors from the NSW Resources Regulator has been deployed to the site and will commence an investigation into the incident. No further comment will be made while enquiries are ongoing.

The Regulator will release a preliminary investigation report into the incident once key details are known.

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READ RELATED Quarry Worker dead in South Australian Quarry

A 29 year quarry worker has died in an incident at a South Australian Quarry.

Robbie Westover, 29, died from head injuries sustained at the Hallett Resources Truro Quarry 100 kilometres North East of Adelaide on the 21st April, 2020. He reportedly was found lying on a conveyor belt immediately following the accident.

Robbie was a father of three children.

“On arrival, ambulance officers were treating a 29-year-old man from the Barossa region but despite their desperate efforts, he sadly died at the scene,” police said in a statement.

SafeWork SA provided an update on the incident on the 27th April 2020 and confirmed that investigations are continuing and the regulator is working closely with SA Police and the state’s Department of Energy and Mining.

Hallett Resources recently reportedly acquired the Truro Quarry from Topcoat Asphalt recently. The Company is a subsidiary of MSP Group.

In a statement the company said: “Earlier this morning, an incident at Truro Quarry led to the death of one of the quarry workers. Management and staff of Hallett Resources Truro extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased worker. This tragic incident has shocked and distressed all those who were present, and all staff and management of Hallett Resources Truro.

We are cooperating fully with the SA Police and SafeWork SA who attended on site soon after the incident to investigate. Due to that investigation, we are unable to release any further information at this stage. We expect that more information may be released in the
coming days.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased worker at this terrible time.

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