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MORE TO BE DONE TO PREVENT MINING DEATHS

A special service honouring fallen mineworkers has prompted the union to issue a passionate plea, for tougher safety regulations in the industry.

It came as another name was added to the memorial wall at Cessnock – that of 53-year-old Stephen Norman, who lost his life at the Rix’s Creek mine last December.

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Tyson Cottrill is a journalist and producer based in Newcastle, with 10 years television news experience. Tyson first began work with NBN in 2007, before being employed as a journalist at Channel Nine in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Born and raised in Newcastle, Tyson has a Bachelor of Communications from Charles Sturt University.