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The miner operated an excavator at the Middlemount coal mine in central Queensland when a wall collapsed causing him to fall into a trap

Tragedy as a worker dies after ending up in a coal mine when a wall collapsed

  • Mijnwerker operated an excavator at the Middlemount Coal Mine when a wall collapsed
  • Mine boss in central Queensland later confirmed that the man died
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A worker died after being trapped in a mine.

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The miner operated an excavator at the Middlemount coal mine in central Queensland when a wall collapsed causing him to fall into a trap

The boss of the mine has confirmed that the man died later.

The miner operated an excavator at the Middlemount coal mine in central Queensland when a wall collapsed causing him to fall into a trap

The miner operated an excavator at the Middlemount coal mine in central Queensland when a wall collapsed causing him to fall into a trap

& # 39; It is with great sadness that Middlemount Coal regrets to advise on the loss of one of its valuable team members in a mining site incident this afternoon & # 39 ;, said Gerrie Jordaan of Middlemount municipality to the Daily Mercury.

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& # 39; Operations at the Mine of Middlemount have been suspended until further notice.

& # 39; At this time, we express our deep sympathy to family and friends and we have offered the full support of the company to cope with their devastating loss. We are deeply saddened by this news. & # 39;

Queensland Fire Emergency Service had previously fought to free the man.

Middlemount Coal Mine is an open mine that got under way in 2011.

The site sauntered more than four million tons of coal every year.

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