Miner dies at Bootu Creek

A 59-year-old Darwin miner missing after a pit wall collapsed at the Bootu Creek manganese mine in the Northern Territory on the weekend was fatally injured in the incident, the mine’s owner OM Holdings has confirmed.

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The Bootu Creek mine in NT

Singapore-based OM Holdings told the Australian Securities Exchange the fatal incident at 2.40pm on Saturday August 24 was caused by a wall failure in the Tourag pit.