Worker killed in dozer incident at central Queensland coal mine

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate is investigating the death of a mine worker at the Saraji open cut coal mine near Moranbah on New Year’s Eve.

Mining giant BHP said the 49-year-old man died during an incident where the dozer he was operating rolled from an elevated position.

“Details of the incident are still being established and an investigation into the incident is underway,” the company said in a media statement.

“As part of its commitment to safety BMA will conduct an internal investigation as a priority to commence immediately. BMA is committed to sharing the findings in a thorough and transparent
manner when completed.”

Safe Work Australia figures show in 2017, there were 190 Australian workers killed at work, compared with 187 workers in 2016.

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