Retrieval attempt of Tasmanian miner proves unsuccessful

February 12, 2020 Mining Editor

A retrieval attempt to recover the body of Tasmanian miner Cameron Goss has been unsuccessful with miner, Pybar Mining Services, highlighting the complexity of the recovery operation. Cameron was believed to be deceased three weeks ago when his loader collapsed into a void in the Henty mine.

In a statement released this evening Pybar said “The recovery operation to retrieve Cameron Goss at Henty Gold Mine has progressed, however our first attempt to recover the loader has  been unsuccessful.”

“This is a complex and challenging exercise, and the specialist recovery and site teams continue to work towards completing a safe and successful recovery.”

name of miner trapped Cameron Goss

“This is a disappointing outcome, but the team on site has done, and continues to do, everything possible to recover Cameron. All personnel on site are being carefully managed to prevent fatigue and ensure their safety at all times. We will continue with the recovery efforts.” CEO of Pybar Mining Services, Brendan Rouse said.

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PYBAR Executive Chairman, Paul Rouse, and Diversified Minerals CEO, Nick Woolrych, have been in attendance at the site for the first attempt, and will continue to provide  support to the family of Cameron, and all employees of Henty Gold Mine.

PYBAR said that it continues to work with the Tasmanian police and the Tasmanian coroner in an effort to complete a successful recovery.

Mining operations at Henry Gold Mine remain suspended as the retrieval process of Cameron progresses.

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