07:13 am, Wednesday 29 September, 2010
A port worker has barely escaped injury after a coal stack in a Gladstone port came tumbling down on Sunday.
The 50,000-tonne stockpile suddenly collapsed and partially crushed the ute being driven by the worker.
A witness said “a number of workers were around” when the incident took place.
“Another man was close to the collapse, but he managed to get away just in time,” he said.
A spokesperson for the ports company confirmed the ute was in the stockpile area during a changeover of dozer drivers.
According to the spokesperson an incident report was delivered to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland on Monday.