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Recovery attempt of Henty miner to commence next week

Pybar recovery of henty miner

The recovery of the body of Cameron Goss from Henty Gold mine in Tasmania is expected to commence early next week using a tele-operated loader retrieval system.

This week a range of specialist mines rescue and recovery equipment has been sources and a range of detailed plans, scenarios, and risk assessments for the recovery of Cameron have been conducted. The company has also undertaken a range of preparatory works underground to prepare the area for the safe recovery of the mine worker.

Activities have been undertaken under the supervision and direction of the Tasmanian Coroner and regulatory bodies.

Pybar said that “the recovery operation at the Henty Gold Mine remains on track.”

Henty Gold mine Tasmania - Google Earth
Henty Gold Mine – Google Earth

“Over the past three days, specialist teams have continued preparatory work on the equipment to be used, with the first recovery attempt with the loader retrieval system expected to take place early next week. “

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CEO Brendan Rouse said: “On behalf of Pybar, I wish to thank all involved for their hard work so far. There has been much to do in recent days and the collective focus in preparing for the recovery has been nothing short of inspiring”.

Pybar have confirmed that it continues to offer support to affected personnel and its major subcontractors on site.

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