The driver of a shuttle car that crushed a miner against the wall of a central Queensland mine has told a coronial inquest a series of events could have led to the death.
Jason Blee, 33, was killed when he was crushed between a shuttle car and a wall at the Moranbah North mine in April last year.
Blee was working as a safety trainer and assessor at the Anglo Coal Mine at the time of his death.
Shuttle car driver Graham Lucas told the inquest that Blee was a first-rate miner and constantly thought about safety.
According to Lucas, just before Blee died, a track on a nearby continuous miner snapped, causing on-ground staff, including Blee, to move their positions.
Lucas told the inquest the breakdown changed the normal sequence of work and could have lead to Blee’s death.