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Crane rollover at Callide mine

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A crane rolled over near Pilbara in November

Media reports say that a ‘Crane rolled at the Callide Mine’ last Friday morning. The crane rollover resulted in the transfer of an operator to a hospital.

A Queensland Ambulance Services spokesperson told the Central Telegraph that the ‘rollover happened at Forestry Road, Callide and there was just one ambulance required at the mine site.’

They attended an adult male patient who was treated for spinal injuries precautions and was transported to Biloela Hospital in a stable condition.

A spokesperson for Batchfire Resources told the Central Telegraph that the accident involved a crane moving along a service road.

“The accident has not impacted operations at Callide and has been reported to the appropriate authorities,” Batchfire Resources spokesperson said.

“Anything that happens on a mine site is relevant to any Workplace Health and Safety act for it.”

The crane in the accident has been described as one used for operational duties.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said police had proceeded to the scene of the accident but were contacted by people on site to say they were not required.

Link to original article published on the Central Telegraph

Image for representational purposes. Image related to the incident below.

In a similar crane rollover incident, a man was seriously injured when the articulated crane he was driving rolled on  Pilbara highway near Roebourne in mid-November.

A 41-year-old operator had to be cut from the cabin by firefighters before being taken to Karratha Hospital in a critical condition

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