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Government report released on Rix Creek death

Thursday 29th of December 2016 10:28:32 AM



In an initial report by mine safety investigators the details of the death of Rix’s Creek truck driver Stephen Norman have been made public.

Although the “incident information release” published by the state government investigators does not apportion blame, it does explain how Mr Norman, who was 53, came to be crushed by the tailgate of a semi-trailer he was cleaning on the morning of Tuesday, December 13.

It says in the report that Mr Norman and two colleagues who were working for haulage contractor RW & LM Simmons had been assigned to clean three of the four trucks the company used at Rix’s Creek. The fourth truck was off the road for maintenance.

“Rather than using water to wash out the trailers, as had been the usual practice prior to that time, the task was undertaken manually,” the report said.



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