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Death at Waihi gold mine

AAP logoAAP 28/07/2016

OceanaGold's Waihi mine has been shutdown following a fatal accident.

An underground mining operator was killed following an incident early on Thursday evening, the Melbourne-based, NZX-listed gold miner said in a brief statement.

Earlier media reports said emergency services rushed to the mine after a front end loader was discovered having rolled, but the driver was missing.

Police and WorkSafe New Zealand are investigating.

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