DIAB Engineering employee dies from injuries

January 27, 2020 Mining Editor

A serious accident at Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine has claimed the life of an NRW Holdings (DIAB Engineering) employee overnight.

In a statement to the ASX, NRW Holdings Limited (ASX:NWH) said that they deeply regret to advise of an accident on Monday morning that has resulted in the death of one of its’ employees.

The employee who worked for DIAB Engineering Pty Ltd (DIAB), sustained serious injuries following an unspecified accident at the Roy Hill mine yesterday.

He was subsequently flown by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to Perth for treatment in hospital but tragically died of his injuries last night.

We are devastated by the loss of our colleague and extend our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

NRWs says that their number one priority is the safety and well-being of our workforce. support has been extended to the mineworker’s family and his colleagues

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Roy Hill declined to comment on the accident, but in a statement released on the accident said “This is a tragic loss of life for family, friends and colleagues and we extend our deepest condolences. We cannot release details about the person and we ask for respect for their family at this extraordinarily difficult time and to allow them to properly communicate this news with their family.”

Inspectors from the Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) are in attendance at the site to complete and investigation into the DIAB Engineering accident and prepare a report for the Coroner.

The latest incident marks the second fatality at a NRW owned company in the last twelve months. The first fatal incident occurred at the Baralaba north mine where a Golding (NRW Subsidiary) employee, 27 year old Jack Gerdes was crushed in an excavator ladder.

DIAB Engineering provides industrial maintenance and fabrication services to the mining industry. It operates from facilities in Western Australia and Victoria. DIAB Engineering maintains permanent mining maintenance services operations at remote mining sites across Australia and internationally.

The company has been involved in a Crushing station improvement programme/Chute Modification and Assembly and installation of iron ore wet scrubbers at the Roy Hill site.

More to come.

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