Pekka Tuppurainen 2009

19/05/2009 - George Fisher Mine - Fall, Vehicle / Fall into stope

Mr Tuppurainen was operating a loader during the course of backfilling when the loader went over the edge and into the stope. It fell a considerable distance before coming to rest partly buried in the backfill material. Mr Tuppurainen died almost immediately due to traumatic asphyxiation. His body was found in the cabin of the loader and surrounded by the backfill material.

This accident claimed the life of Pekka Tuppurainen