Man airlifted after North Queensland underground mining accident

The RACQ North Queensland rescue helicopter was called to a remote mine site south east of Mount Isa after an underground mine accident on Saturday.

The rescue team arrived on site and stabilised the 28-year-old man who was suffering fractures and head injuries.

The helicopter transported the man who was in a stable condition to the Mount Isa Hospital at around 3 pm, the North West Star reported.

Australian Mining has confirmed the accident did not occur on the Osborne mine, and at the time of publication is still awaiting a response from BHP’s Cannington mine and the NQ rescue team.



Spokesman for the NQ helicoper rescue team Alex Dorr told Australian Mining the man had crush injuries including soft tissue damage and head injuries, in line with something falling on him.

Dorr could not reveal which site the accident occured on but did say it was not Cannington.

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