Coal miner dies from head injuries

A man has died at a NSW coal mine after suffering head injuries from a reported machinery accident. The 34-year-old Maitland man was working underground in the mine on Stoneycreek Rd at Glennies Creek near Singleton when the incident occurred about 3am (AEDT) today. “It appears that the man may have been struck by a piece of machinery while working underground,” NSW Police said. The man suffered head injuries and died at the scene. Hunter Valley police, forensics officers and Department of Primary Industries officials are conducting inquiries into the incident. Police will prepare a report for the NSW Coroner.


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