Mining fatalities through the roof in last 12 months

The past financial year has been a disaster for the mining industry in terms of lives lost on the job. After an incredible 2012/13 year where there were 0 recorded fatalities, 2013/14 recorded the highest number of deaths since 05/06 with 17 fatalities. The results over the last year serve as a strong reminder of the danger faced each day by our friends and family who work in the industry. reports on the alarming spike in deaths here. 

Despite the massive amounts of energy and resources dedicated to safety, Australia has more mining deaths than even Iran, according to this article from