A worker for Exact Mining Services, a contracting partner to BHP, died as a result of an incident on a surface access road at BHP’s Olympic Dam mine in South Australia on 25 April.

p45 OlympicDamDusk konecranesEmergency services were called to reports someone had been critically injured “in a collision … within the boundaries of the mines,” according to an South Australia Police statement.

“Our deepest sympathies are with [Nathan Scholz’s] family, friends and colleagues, and our primary focus is supporting them at this difficult time,” said BHP. 

“We are working with South Australia Police and SafeWork SA to understand what happened and support their investigations. BHP is also conducting its own investigation.”

Olympic Dam is an underground copper mine, also producing uranium, gold and silver, located 560 kilometres north of Adelaide, South Australia.

Sources: BHP and NCA NewsWire