Man killed in accident at central Queensland mine

Emergency services were called to the Curragh coal mine, 30 kilometers north of Blackwater, just before 4:30pm (local time) on Sunday.

Queensland Ambulance Service said it responded to reports that a patient had become trapped in machinery. At 8:30pm, crews were still at the scene.

The mine is owned by Coronado Coal LLC, a privately held company Energy and Minerals Group (EMG), based in Texas, USA and since 2004 has been operated by Thiess.

The death is the eighth fatality the state’s mining industry has seen in the past two years.

Five Queensland mine workers died at work during 2019.

The police will now prepare a report for the coroner.

Source: ABC News

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