Statement Regarding Bootu Creek Mining Incident

The incident at Bootu Creek Mine is an absolute tragedy andmy thoughts go to all the workers at the site and the families involved.

Territorians have the right to go to work and return safelyto their families.

As the Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Idirected that an Instruction be issued by the department to OM (Manganese) Ltd,requiring them to cease in-pit operations immediately. The Instructionhas been issued.

The incident is currently under police investigation and NTWorksafe have been notified and are soon to be at the site.

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