Queensland miner killed in underground collision


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A mine worker has died and several others injured following an underground collision at a central Queensland mine.

Emergency services were called to the mine, south west of Mackay, about 4.15pm on Wednesday after a grader and personnel carrier collided in the access drift close to the surface of the mine.

The driver of the grader was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital but died a short time later.

The employees who were in the personnel carrier were treated at the scene and four were taken to hospital.

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate is investigating the incident.


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