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WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death last night of a worker at BHP’s rail yard at South Hedland.
The worker was reported to have been struck by a locomotive and was confirmed as deceased at the scene.
WorkSafe investigators will examine the circumstances of the incident with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing future incidents of a similar nature. The incident is also under investigation by the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator.
WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said any work-related death was a tragedy, and relayed his sincere condolences to the worker’s family and workmates.
Media contact: Caroline De Vaney 6251 2363 or 0408 927563 (media enquiries only).
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