Mine collapse Emerald central Queensland: Worker dead, two others injured

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One dead, two rushed to hospital after mine collapse in central Queensland

Man, 60, has died after a mine shaft collapsed in central Queensland on TuesdayTwo other men injured when tragedy unfolded about 11pm on Tuesday nightTrio were freed and taken to Emerald Hospital for treatment where one died

By Charlie Coë For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 18:05 EDT, 14 September 2021 | Updated: 18:49 EDT, 14 September 2021

A 60-year-old worker has died after a mine shaft collapsed in central Queensland.

Police said the 60-year-old man and two other men were hurt when the shaft they were working in collapsed at the Gregory Crinum Coal Mine, north of Emerald, about 11pm on Tuesday.

Queensland Ambulance Service said one man was initially trapped with leg and pelvic injuries after part of the mine's wall and ceiling gave way.

He was then freed and airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital in a serious condition.

 A 60-year-old worker has died after a mine shaft collapsed at the Gregory Crinum site (pictured) in central Queensland, police said 

Paramedics treated the 60-year-old man for critical injuries but he was declared dead at the scene.

A third person suffered a 'medical event' and was taken to Emerald Hospital for treatment in a stable condition.

Sojitz CEO and MD Cameron Vorias said the company did not yet know the cause of the collapse. 

Queensland Mines Inspectorate is investigating the collapse. 

The coal mine is about 60km north-east of Emerald. Queensland Ambulance Service said one man was initially trapped with leg and pelvic injuries

The coal mine is about 60km north-east of Emerald and was acquired by import and export giant Sojjitz in March 2019.  

'My thoughts are with the mine workers, their family, friends and work colleagues,' Capricornia MP Michelle Landry said. 

'Thank you to our emergency services for the work that you’re doing.'  

More to come 

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