The Chief Inspector of Mines inspected the Henty Gold Mine five weeks before a fatal rockfall last week, a government spokesperson says.
The rockfall on the 1880 level of the Gold Mine on January 23 claimed the life of 44-year-old Queenstown miner Cameron Goss.
The incident is being investigated by the Mines Inspectorate division of Worksafe Tasmania and Coroner Simon Cooper has been investigating for several days.
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"Henty Gold Mine along with other large underground mines are proactively inspected by the Chief Inspector of Mines every three months," a government spokesperson said.
"According to the Mines Record Book entry a recently fired stope on the 1880 level was inspected during the site inspection of the Chief Inspector of Mines of December 18, 2019."
Under the Mines Work Health and Safety (Supplementary Requirements) Act a mine operator must comply with guidelines on mine layout, design and construction.
Details of the ground management plan and ground support for the mine are not presently available.
"As an investigation into this incident is ongoing, it would be inappropriate to comment at this point in time," the spokesperson said.
Mr Goss was operating a loader at about 4am on Thursday when workmates lost contact with him.
PYBAR Mining Services said it has formulated "several concurrent plans" to recover Mr Goss and specialist equipment needed for the recovery "has either been mobilised to site already, is being transported, or is currently being manufactured".