Stevens ordered him to prevent anyone from going down into the mines, so he sabotaged the lowering mechanism for the lift. He and two security guards later caught the Third Doctor inside the facility, but the Doctor disabled them with Venusian aikido.
He informed Stevens that their were rumours in the village that the Doctor had taken a giant maggot egg from the mines. Stevens then instructed him to go to the Wholeweal community to recover the egg, but Hinks was attacked by the hatched maggot. He became infected with Global Chemicals pollutants and later died. (TV: The Green Death)