Miner injured at Leonora

An underground miner has been injured at Leonora.

An underground miner has been injured at Leonora.

The 22 year old man suffered throat and chest injuries after he was struck yesterday afternoon, according to The West.

The incident occurred at the King of the Hills mine, which is owned by St Barbara, although the man worked for contractor Byrnecut.

Rockfall has been ruled out as the cause of the incident.

The West Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum said there would be no formal investigation at this stage.

This is the third time miners have been injured or died in the Eastern Goldfields region this year.

In January three miners were injured at Gold Fields’ Angew underground gold mine after roofing mesh fell on them.

Another man died last month at Anglogold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam gold mine from a non-work related cause.

The King of the Hills mine has been operating for just over year.

Image: The West Australian/Ben Crabtree

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