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Fatal incident at Olympic Dam

All of us at BHP are deeply saddened by the passing of our colleague Nathan Scholz as a result of an incident on a surface access road at Olympic Dam in South Australia on 25 April.

Nathan was 25 years old and worked for Exact Mining Services, a contracting partner to BHP.


Our deepest sympathies are with Nathan’s family, friends and colleagues, and our primary focus is supporting them at this difficult time.

We are working with South Australia Police and SafeWork SA to understand what happened and support their investigations. BHP is also conducting its own investigation.


Photo provided by Nathan’s family. He is pictured on the right, with his friend and colleague, Jacob (left).


Nathan Scholz