Lake Coal Pty Ltd / Chain Valley Mine / LD Operations Pty Ltd

Jeremy Kennedy acted on behalf of the mine operator and related entities and officers in the Department of Mine’s investigation and prosecution against multiple entities following an underground fatality involving a large slab of coal falling upon an operator. The matter involved a two (2) year investigation and 45 records of interview and formal responses to over 35 formal notices from the regulator and a response with over 5,500 documents.

Jeremy was able to negotiate an outcome where the officers of the coal mine and related entities were not prosecuted and a successful guilty plea involving relatively low fines for only one company.

By Jeremy Kennedy,
Special Counsel