Perth worker dies at North Coogee salt refinery

A male worker has died at a salt refinery in North Coogee on Thursday morning.

The incident occurred at WA Salt Supply at 5.20am with police, St John Ambulance and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services attending the scene.

The site of the workplace death. Credit:Nine News Perth

Emergency crews were focusing on a conveyor belt, with a large blanket draped over a section.

A WorkSafe spokeswoman said the watchdog was investigating the incident and expressed its condolences to the man’s family.

“He was reported to have been working with a conveyor belt when he was caught in the
belt,” she said.

“WorkSafe investigators examine the circumstances of incidents with a view to ensuring
compliance and preventing future incidents of a similar nature.”

The death is the second in North Coogee to be investigated by WorkSafe in the past year after Nathaniel Good, 19, died at a construction site in November.

WA Salt Supply is the state’s largest naturally harvested solar lake salt manufacturer and services domestic and international markets.

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