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Dugald River mine fatality investigation update

17 November 2023

Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) investigators have presented a brief of evidence to the Office of the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor regarding the mine fatality at Dugald River earlier this year.

On February 15 2023, two workers inside a light vehicle lost their lives after falling down a hole, known as a stope, at the underground zinc mine.

A drilling rig also fell down the stope, but that operator survived.

A rescue mission was made to recover Dylan Langridge and Trevor Davis, who were inside the light vehicle, but both died at the scene.

RSHQ conducted multiple interviews and investigated the events leading up to the fatal incident.

At this stage RSHQ's Serious Incident Investigation Unit has concluded its investigation.

Any decisions on legal action will come from the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor.


N.B. RSHQ will not be conducting further interviews on this matter. 

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Last updated: 17 Nov 2023