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Rangers said in a statement that an accident reconstruction team arrived to the scene but an incident report had not yet been received.
Police do not suspect alcohol played a part in the incident. They said the injured man was treated at hospital.
A nearby hotel said it was "shocked and saddened" by the incident.
The incident happened close to an intersection with the highway near the town of St. Croix.
Manuka jobs, but as I was being arrested they began calling me'slave' on purpose."
In an email sent to VICE, an official at the prison claimed that, as the workers were paid in "Canadian dollars" as well as United States dollars, the prison was not being affected. "We do use a Canadian dollar in our operations, but this does not affect us in any way because of the currency issues that are constantly arising with the Australian government," he wrote.
A spokesperson for the Federal Health Department told VICE that although the health risks that come with work on Nauru are extremely high, they are not at the level that a large international prison such as Guantanamo Bay is.
However, it's a problem that is getting more attention in Australia. In March, the NSW state Labor Opposition released a paper documenting the "horrific conditions" endured by some of the guards who work on Nauru, and highlighted the long hours that they are working. "The guards worked long hours. Every shift between 4 in the morning and 3 at night. They were working 30-hour weeks," the paper said.
The Australian Greens condemned the actions as "systematic abuse."
"In short, this is one man's life hell â€” a life in which guards work for less than $14 an hour on a 12-hour shift, sleep on the floor in a cramped room with a bucket in the corner of their cell, and they have access to food, water, and electricity for a mere $0.45 an hour," the group said in a statement. "This is not about exploiting the Nauru people but about exploiting the global prison industrial complex."
The detention centre that houses at least 200 former Nauruan detainees has a number of unique conditions that have led the Guardian to ask if other workers could find similar working conditions in Australia. There has also been a spate of attacks on workers' housing.
In March, it was revealed that more than 100 workers in an industrial complex in Queensland had been attacked while sleeping on the floor in an attempt to shut them up by using their own electricity.
"A very important thing here is that we are the only major national media organisation that understands that there have been these issues around the world and that Australian media and international media is in a position to expose them," explained Adam Hwang, the Guardian's chief operating officer. "We know it's happening."
Hwang is also part of a team of international journalists working on the story, and told VICE that the current Australian government is aware that they need to take this situation more seriously, and has vowed to take on an "exemplary" level of action to tackle the problem.
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