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UpdatesOct 03, 2021

Mine operator charged over a workplace death

NT WorkSafe has charged mine operator OM (Manganese) Ltd and the mine’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Trevor Cook, over the 2019 death of a Mine Superintendent.

In August 2019, the Mine Superintendent entered an open cut pit to inspect a wall after four workers reported seeing sediment slipping from the wall. As he was inspecting the wall, a section gave way, burying him.

OM (Manganese) Ltd faces the following charges:

Mr Cook faces the following charges:

If found guilty of all charges, OM (Manganese) Ltd faces a combined maximum penalty of $35,000,000, and Mr Cook faces a combined maximum penalty of $2,100,000 or 5 years in prison or both.

The matter is listed for the Darwin Local Court on 12 October 2021.

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