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WA Mining Fatalities in 2012

Graham Marshall - Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Mining Sector in WA was fatality-free in 2012 - the first time this has been achieved since Mining accident statistics began to be recorded in 1896.

The fatal injury frequency rate has also been reduced by 81 per cent over the past decade.

These are significant positive results and it is particularly pleasing when you consider the industry employs close to 100,000 workers.

WA employs 63 Mines Inspectors who perform around 2,400 site visits per year.


Over the past three financial years, the department has temporarily halted operations of 418 sites over safety concerns.

And we're happy to have played some small part in this cultural change.  It's now more than 15-years since I was first engaged by WMC Resources (now part of BHP Billiton) during the days of the elimination of fatalities task force in WMC.

Peter Plavina and Chris Bradshaw at WMC were early pioneers and an inspiration to me!

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