WorkSafe investigates fatal mine collapse

WorkSafe is investigating after a worker died and another was seriously injured in a mine collapse at Mount Clear, near Ballarat, on Wednesday.


It is understood workers were undertaking hand-mining operations when two of them were trapped by a rock fall about 4.30pm.

A 37-year-old man died, while another worker was rescued and airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

The death is the 10th confirmed workplace fatality for 2024. There were 14 work-related deaths at the same time last year.