May 19, 2020
Fortescue Metals Group (FMG): CEO Nev Power makes a statement about safety
fmgl.com.au | Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) CEO Nev Power makes a statment about safety. Transcript: "Following some uninformed public comment in relation to safety at Fortescue, I want to make clear where we stand on this key issue. Safety is core to everything we do at Fortescue and as Chief Executive Officer, I am ultimately accountable for the health and safety of everyone who sets foot on a Fortescue site. Recent serious incidents at Christmas Creek are totally unacceptable to all of us, and our thoughts and prayers are with those dealing with the pain of loss and serious injury. Fortescue is working with the authorities and is conducting its own investigations into the causes of these incidents. We want to ensure they never happen again. Out of respect for those affected, and due to our obligations arising from the official inquiries, it would be irresponsible of me or anyone else to comment publicly on an individual incident until formal findings are handed down. I would like to make it absolutely clear that no one on a Fortescue site is ever expected to do anything that compromises safety. Our culture empowers everyone to take whatever action is required to ensure safe operation, including stopping production when necessary. We are working to ensure our systems are as effective as possible in keeping people safe and that each of the 10,000 people working for and with Fortescue understand that the health and safety of our people is our highest priority. Thanks for your time."
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