Published: 22 Feb 2019
A tragic accident causing the death of a mineworker and injuries to several others at Anglo American’s Moranbah North mine has deeply shaken Central Queensland’s mining community.
“A worker will never return home at the end of his shift. Others are injured. We are devastated by this news,” said Queensland District President, Stephen Smyth.
The mineworker who was killed was a long-term CFMEU member.
“On behalf of the Union, we extend our sincere condolences to the family. They will have our full support in dealing with this tragic loss.
“This loss will also be deeply felt by our Union family and especially our Moranbah North Lodge.
“Our thoughts are with all mineworkers and their families as they come to terms with these terrible events.”
CFMEU Industry Safety and Health Representatives are on site at Moranbah North investigating the circumstances surrounding the underground collision.
Mr Smyth said the Union would work with the company, police and regulators to ensure a thorough and transparent investigation into the causes of the accident takes place.