Serious Incident at Clarence Colliery
Unfortunately, last week a safety incident occurred, which resulted in two workers being injured at Clarence Colliery, near Lithgow. We understand that one worker is still receiving medical treatment and our thoughts are with him and his family during this very difficult time.
While accidents are rare, they do occur, and it is very important that members get the right advice and assistance from the beginning, should an incident occur at your site.
What your Union is doing to assist?
The Staff Association was alerted of the incident by the site representative and immediate steps were taken to contact members likely to be involved in any investigation, to offer our advice and assistance. Your Union has made arrangements for legal representation to be available to members who may be required to be interviewed by the Inspectorate during the investigation process.
What should I do if there is an incident on my site?
It’s important that if an accident or serious incident occurs at your site, or an Inspector or Mine Safety Officer requires you to produce document and/or answer questions, and you are uncertain about their powers to do so, you should immediately contact the Union office on (02) 9269 0688 for advice and assistance.
Your union is completely independent. Our only interest is to protect the safety and rights of our members. That’s why it is important you contact us straight away for independent advice and assistance.
Your union also makes available to members a booklet outlining your rights in a mine safety investigation. Updated copies of the booklet are sent out to members regularly. If you require another copy of this booklet, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.