Moranbah mine worker suffers head injury at site

A rescue chopper has been tasked to an incident at a mine site near Moranbah, where a worker has suffered a head injury.

Emergency services are responding to a Central Queensland mine site where a worker has suffered a head injury.

The worker has been injured by a steel bar at the Moranbah North mine site on Tuesday, although was in a stable condition, Queensland Ambulance Service revealed.

RACQ CQ rescue helicopter has been tasked to the incident, which occurred about 12.40pm.

An Anglo American spokeswoman said a full investigation would be carried out.

“We confirm a colleague was injured while undertaking maintenance activities at Moranbah North Mine [on Tuesday],” she said.

“Our site team and emergency services are responding to ensure our colleague receives the appropriate medical treatment.

“Our priority remains the safety of our people and this incident will be fully investigated.”

CQ News understands the family of the injured worker has been contacted.

The Moranbah North coking coal mine, owned and operated by Anglo American, is located on Goonyella Road.

Anglo American resumed longwall mining operations at the Bowen Basin mine in June, after operations were suspended due to safety concerns after a gas leak.

Source: Cairns Post

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