Mine accident victim named

WA Police have named Lance Farber as the crane driver killed in a forklift accident at the Brightstar gold mine near Laverton on Monday.

The 63-year-old Boulder resident had been working for CPC Engineering, which has been refurbishing the Brightstar treatment plant since March as Chinese-owned Stone Resources looks to re-establish a gold mining operation.

Inspectors from the Department of Mines and Petroleum are continuing their investigations at the remote site today.

A tribute from family in today's obituary section of The West Australian newspaper read: "You were taken too soon. We will miss you always."

Mr Farber's death was the fifth mining fatality in WA in the past 10 months.

Mines Minister Bill Marmion yesterday flagged new health and safety guidelines and called on the resources industry to maintain high safety standards, claiming the latest tragedy showed there was "no room for complacency".

The West Australian

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