Man airlifted from Queensland mine

A man has been airlifted from a remote mine site north of Mount Isa suffering chest pains.

The RACQ NQ Rescue Helicopter responded to the call, transferring the 59-year-old to Mount Isa hospital yesterday.

The patient is said to be in a stable condition.

The RACQ helicopter service is proving to be a vital service for remote Queensland mines.

In April Australian Mining reported BMA committed $330,000 over three years to Central Queensland division of the rescue service.

At the time BMA asset president Stephen Dumble said the company recognised the organisations' vital services, explaining that BMA’s contribution made good sense and would help save lives.

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