At about 9.25 am this morning, a man in his late 40s fell from a bulldozer down a steep ledge at a coalmine located 8 kms from Leigh Creek. The man was lifted by rescue service team, but died from his injuries shortly after arriving at Leigh Creek hospital.
Far North CIB and Crime Scene are attending Leigh Creek to assist in the investigation. A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
South Australia Police have provided the first response to the incident, however, the circumstances will be examined in detail by inspectors from SafeWork SA’s Mines and Major Hazards Team.
SafeWork SA is in contact with the Mine Manager, and the Port Augusta and Leigh Creek Police. Babcock & Brown currently run the Leigh Creek Coal Mine.
Coober Pedy and Far North South Australian towns and communities offer deep condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.