Miner Dies In Queensland Work Accident
Another worker has died at a Queensland mine, the sixth fatality at the state's mines and quarries in the last year.
A worker has been killed at central Queensland coal mine, taking to six the number of mining and quarry worker deaths in the state in the past 12 months.
The death of the 27-year-old man at the coal mine in Baralaba about 4am on Sunday was followed by a serious accident to another worker about 8am at a North Queensland coal mine.
Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says the death and injury toll is unacceptable.
"I am extremely distressed and concerned that there has been six mining and quarry worker deaths in the last 12 months," Lyneham says.
"I will be making it absolutely clear that this situation is unacceptable and requires action."
Just hours after the fatality at Baralaba, a man fell about 10 metres from a platform at Glencore's Collinsville Coal Mine.
"The employee was injured in a fall at the site's coal washery," Glencore says.
He is in a serious but stable condition at Townsville Hospital.
The Mines Inspectorate has been notified. They are also investigating the death at Barabala.
That fatality follows the death of excavator operator David Routledge late last month after a wall collapsed at Middlemount Coal Mine.