WA inquiry to examine FIFO worker suicides

By Jacob Kagi

A Western Australian parliamentary committee will examine a spate of suicides among fly-in, fly-out workers, after the idea received unanimous support by MPs tonight.

This week, the family of mining supervisor Steven Migas, 36, spoke publicly about the need for an inquiry into the stresses faced by workers living away on the job.

Photo: A WA Parliamentary committee will investigate a spate of suicides by FIFO workers.

The Legislative Assembly backed Labor’s motion to examine the reasons behind the deaths in the state’s north of workers on resources projects.

“I’ve been contacted by a range of families over recent months and it’s clear there’s a real issue with the FIFO workforce,” he said.

Read more here: ABC


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