Industry tight-lipped on contractor deaths

THERE was a time when contractors rarely featured in Western Australia’s mine deaths, but in just 15 years they’ve become the majority. It’s a touchy subject that very few are willing to talk openly about.

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In some sense this discrete approach makes sense. Safety is too important and too sensitive a topic to engage in mudslinging or investigation through the media.