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Brad Duxbury named as the victim in tragic mine accident

Mineworker fatality at Carborough Downs coal mine
A mineworker Brad Duxbury has died at the Fizroy Resources Carborough Downs Mine

Fitzroy Australia Resources can confirm that a mine worker fatally injured in a tragic incident at the Company’s Carborough Downs mine site on Monday night (25 November 2019) was Mr Brad Duxbury, 57, of Ipswich. 

Fitzroy Australia Resources CEO, Grant Polwarth said, “We are all extremely saddened by this tragic incident and we extend our deepest sympathies to Brad’s family and friends.” 

“Brad was a long-term Carborough Downs employee and a valued member of the Fitzroy team,” Mr Polwarth said. 

“Fitzroy’s current focus is on supporting Brad’s family, friends, and all of the Fitzroy workforce impacted by this event,”Mr Polwarth said. 

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Police and Mines Inspectors, together with the full cooperation of Fitzroy, are conducting investigations. 

Mineworkers are being progressively briefed on the incident and the Company has made counselling services available to these workers 

Mr Brad Duxbury’s family has requested that their privacy be respected as they work through this difficult time. 

“Our thoughts remain with all those who have been impacted by this tragedy,” Mr Polwarth said. 

The Company is unable to make further comment on the incident while it is investigated by the Mines Inspectorate. 

RIP Brad Duxbury

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