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Fine for risky business

AN OPAL miner has been convicted and fined $70,000 in the District Court of New South Wales for failing to comply with a health and safety duty over the November 2016 incident that led to the death of a worker at a mineral claim in the Mulga Rush opal fields near Lightning Ridge.

 Headframe and material hoist system at the top of the shaft.

Headframe and material hoist system at the top of the shaft.

In the November 4 2016 incident Mark Siegel was fatally injured while he and another worker were using a powered material hoist and heavy steel bucket to transport mullock from the working face to the...

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