Prominent Hill Death – Prominent Hill Mine Update

Prominent Hill Death – A man has died at a fly-in fly-out copper and gold mine in South Australia.

Mining organization OZ Minerals and project worker Byrnecut said on Monday an underground excavator was lethally harmed at the Prominent Hill mine on Sunday evening.

Police said the 43-year-old from Aberfoyle Park in Adelaide was squashed by hardware and passed on at the work site.

State Resources Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan said his heart goes out to the man’s loved ones.

The passing is being examined by the South Australian Police and Safework SA.

The mine, which has an open pit, underground mine and preparing plant, is around 650 kilometers northwest of Adelaide and 130 kilometers south-east of Coober Pedy.

Work at Prominent Hill have been briefly suspended.

A report will be ready for the state coroner.

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