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Workplace fatality

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A tragic event at the St Ives gold mine in Widgiemooltha, near Kambalda, Western Australia, has resulted in the death of a 21-year-old worker, marking the second fatality at this location in just 18 months.

Incident Details

The young man died shortly before 3 PM on Tuesday. WorkSafe and police officials are currently at the site conducting an investigation into what is being treated as a workplace death.

Background and Response

This is not the first such incident at the St Ives operation; in October 2022, another worker, Terry Hogan, aged 37, also lost his life while working at the Hamlet underground mine, part of the same operation. Following the latest incident, mining operations have been suspended to ensure safety conditions.

Company Statement

Graeme Ovens, the acting executive vice-president for Gold Fields Australia, expressed profound sadness over the loss, extending condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased. He reiterated the company’s commitment to safety, emphasizing that the suspension of operations is a precautionary measure while investigations are conducted.

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