Possible cause of Ridgeway fatality released

A RAPID movement of rock and material from a blocked draw point at Newcrest’s Ridgeway operation seems to have led to the death of a miner there earlier this month.

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Photograph of the mobile plant and drive taken on September 8 from north of underground drive looking south.

On September 6 a miner, working for contractor Pybar, was using a Jacon Maxijet mobile shotcrete machine that had been modified to be used as a water cannon to clear a hang-up in the 10E6 draw point

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