Death of coal mine worker
Our thoughts are with family, friends and colleagues of the mine worker who has tragically passed away following an incident at the Goonyella Riverside coal mine near Moranbah at the weekend.
The mine operator BMA has advised that support services are in place for family, friends, and colleagues at Goonyella Riverside Mine.
Mines inspectors have been at the mine since the weekend undertaking a thorough investigation into the cause and nature of the incident.
A BMA worker has been seriously injured at the Goonyella Riverside mine site on Saturday morning.
He is a husband and father of a 11-month-old baby boy and believed to be in surgery currently.
A BMA spokesman confirmed the incident.
Queensland Ambulance Service was called to the site about 1am on Saturday.
The 31-year-old man is believed to have sustained a head injury.
“BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) confirms that an incident occurred at Goonyellla Riverside Mine today, which resulted in a serious injury to one of our people,” the spokesman said.
“Our highest priority at this stage is for the care of the individual involved in the incident.
“BMA is working closely with the relevant authorities on this incident.”
The Daily Mercury understands that workers turning up for their shifts this morning didn’t get past the gate, and were sent back to camp.