Injured miner out of hospital

 A miner injured at the Ernest Henry mine last week has been released from hospital.

The contractor was injured after he fell nearly two metres from a stationary vehicle on Wednesday, according to the North West Star.

Xstrata reportedly "immediately activated our emergency response procedures", a spokesperson for the mine telling the Star "the contract employee’s condition was assessed at our on-site medical facility before being transported by the North Queensland Rescue Helicopter to the Mount Isa Base Hospital for further treatment".

The incident is currently under investigation.

This injury is the second in a month for the Cloncurry Mount Isa region, after a miner was injured at a rock fall in the Eloise underground copper mine on 13 January.

The 29 year old man has reportedly suffered neck and shoulder injures

 

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