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Worker collapses in Crib Room

workers collapsed in crib room - investigation commenced by regulator

The NSW Resources Regulator has responded to a reported death of a worker in a crib room at the Peabody Wilpinjong Coal Mine near Mudgee.

At around 4pm on 17 October 2018 a worker is reported to have collapsed in the administration area crib room.

Witnesses performed CPR and emergency services attended site but were unable to revive the worker.

Mine Safety Investigators from the Resources Regulator have attended the scene of the incident.

As the investigation is underway no further information is available at this time.


The NSW Resources Regulator has also released a report into the Glendell fatality involving a 39 year old articulated dump truck operator who passed away while working on a mine rehabilitation project

According to reports the worker was driving an articulated dump truck as part of rehabilitation activities at the mine. After being loaded with topsoil, the dump truck was seen to veer off the haul road and come to a stop about 250 metres away. The driver was found unresponsive and died despite the efforts of his co-workers and ambulance officers to resuscitate him.

The Glendell Open Cut Mine is at Ravensworth, in the Upper Hunter Valley, about 25 kilometres northwest of Singleton, NSW. The mine is owned and managed by Mt Owen Pty Limited, on behalf of Glencore Coal Australia Pty Limited.

The worker, aged 39, was employed by a contractor at the site.
The worker was operating an articulated dump truck to move topsoil as part of regeneration works at the mine. After being loaded with topsoil, nearby co-workers observed the dump truck veer off the haul road and cross a contour drain. The dump truck continued a further 250 metres across rehabilitated land before
coming to a stop. The co-workers rushed to the scene and found the worker unresponsive in the dump truck cabin. Attempts to resuscitate the worker were unsuccessful.


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