Cloudbreak Mine fatality: Statement from Robin Chapple MLC

It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of a contractor at the Fortescue Metals Group Cloudbreak mine site earlier today.

My deepest sympathies firstly go to the family and workmates of the deceased.  This is another devastating fatality in the mining industry and comes at a time normally associated with family, holidays and love.

FMG’s decision to suspend the entirety of its onsite operations as a mark of respect is appropriate and I am sure appreciated.

I hope that the investigation into the circumstances surrounding this unfortunate death will be diligent and bring some closure to the man’s friends, family and workmates.

For more information please contact Robin Chapple on 0409 379 263 or 9486 8255

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