Three workers were taken to hospital following a truck tyre explosion at Peak Downs coal mine.
Just moments after being moved to a workshop area for repairs at about 1:30 pm on Tuesday, a tyre on the water truck at the BHP Billiton open-cut coal mine in North Queensland burst.
The three men were taken to Moranbah Hospital for treatment and observation and the injuries sustained are not believed to be life-threatening.
The mine is located 30 kilometres south of Moranbah, and 195 kilometres south-west of Mackay.
Water trucks are used on coal mining sites to keep dust down.
The Peak Downs coal mine produces nine million tonnes of coking coal every year.