Miner killed in wall collapse at Grasstree coal mine

A second miner has been killed at Anglo American’s Grasstree coal mine after an underground collapse.

The 45 year old contractor was working at the underground mine when the wall caved in, crushing him, at around midnight.

Rescuers quickly recovered the man and attempted to revive him, but to no avail.

An Anglo American spokesperson told Australian Mining “following the incident, operations at the mine were suspended”.

“Employees involved are receiving counselling as required.”

Police and the QLD Mines Inspectorate have already begun investigations, with Anglo American stating it is “treating the incident very seriously; our top priority remains the safety and wellbeing of all workers at Anglo American”.

This is the second fatal incident at the site this year.

In May a worker died after entering a closed off area of the mine, and asphyxiated due to noxious gasses in the section of the mine.

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http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/miner-killed-in-wall-collapse-at-grasstree-coal-mi


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