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Mine collapse central Queensland: Worker dead, two others injured

One dead, two injured in mine collapse in central Queensland

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


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

Police say a 60-year-old man and two other men were hurt when a shaft they were working in collapsed in the Lillyvale area, north of Emerald, about 11pm on Tuesday.

Queensland Ambulance Service says one man was initially “encapsulated” with leg and pelvic injuries.

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

Paramedics assessed a second man for critical injuries, while a third person suffered a “medical event” and was taken to Emerald Hospital for treatment.

A Queensland Police spokesperson told AAP a 60-year-old man has died, but it’s not yet clear what injuries he suffered or if he was the man who had a medical event.



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