Commission issues safety alert

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QUEENSLAND’S Mines Safety Commissioner has issued an alert about the number of contractors killed on Australian mine sites in the last six months and called on the industry to look after its workers.
In the past six months seven people have been killed on mine sites around the country. Five of these mine workers were contractors.
Stewart Bell said while Queensland is not represented in the latest figures, contractors are generally overrepresented in fatal mining accidents. Bell issued a safety alert to the QLD industry stating the “tragic loss of life in the mining industry is unacceptable. – Australianmining

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