Man dies in Central Queensland mine collapse overnight
A section of an underground mine has collapsed in Central Queensland overnight.
Paramedics, including critical care and a rescue helicopter, responded to the incident at Sojitz Gregory Crinum Coal Mine on Lilleyvale Road, near Emerald around midnight.
A section of wall and ceiling fell, killing a man in his 60s.
A second person, a 25-year-old man, who was initially trapped for hours, had to be freed.
He was airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital in a serious condition, with pelvic and leg injuries.
Nine News reporter Sophie Upcroft crossed to Scott Emerson this afternoon on the latest.
It’s understood two of the men were securing the roof at the time when the roof caved.
The mine hasn’t been used since 2014.
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A third person who suffered a medical episode has also been taken to hospital stable.
Mining and Energy Union Queensland District President Stephen Smyth spoke to Neil Breen this morning.
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