Miner injured in rock fall

 A miner has been injured in a rock fall at the Eloise underground copper mine.

The 29 year old man has reportedly suffered neck and shoulder injures, according to the North West Star.

He was flown to Mount Isa Hospital following the incident on Tuesday afternoon.

He remains in a stable condition.

A spokesperson for the Eloise mine, which is located near Cloncurry, said the underground rock fall is being investigated.

The mine, owned and operated by FMR Investment, reopened last year after being on care and maintenance since December 2008 due to a localised hanging wall rock failure and low copper prices.

Barminco is the main contractor on the site, and has a workforce of 26 at the operation.

 

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