650x433xmines.jpg.pagespeed.ic.DHiIIE-SmaThe influx of inexperienced workers in the mining industry together with cost cutting has been blamed for the increased number of mine deaths.

According to a state government mine safety expert, inexperience among mine workers in WA is partly to blame for the high number of fatalities. The number of deaths seems to be gradually increasing since 2013. In 2012 there were no deaths but there were 3 in 2013 and 2014 and this year so far there have been 4 pointing to a possible deterioration of safety.

Cost pressures are also a significant factor in the lack of safety and increasing fatality rate.

Read more at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-14/inexperienced-workers-a-factor-in-increased-mine-deaths/6851872?section=wa

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