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Mineworker killed at Newlands Open Cut
Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of a mineworker who was killed at Newlands open cut this morning.
A Federal Court judge has handed down a $50,000 penalty against Rio Tinto for victimising and illegally standing down a Hail Creek coalminer.
The victim, Michael Haylett, injured his neck while driving a bulldozer in 2010; an injury that Rio Tinto admitted was caused by the company’s negligence.
After being declared fit for work, Mr Haylett continued at the mine for three years. It was not until the Queensland District Court awarded him $630,000 in November 2013, as compensation for his injuries, did Rio Tinto stand down Mr Haylett.
The mining union has been made aware of a further three cases of Black Lung disease victims which the Mines Department has been made aware of, but are yet to be publicly announced, including one victim who sadly has passed away.
A retired miner who worked in Ipswich mines died on Sunday 31 July bringing the total number of cases of Black Lung disease to more than 30, including the 18 cases revealed through the sample of 248 cases check by international expert Dr Bob Cohen; and 11 cases confirmed by the Department.
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