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mine (L-R) Fern, Simon, Phoenix Morgan and River Levi (L-R) Sebastion Rayfield, Vincent Rayfield, Trishelle Avu and Tayla Thorpe Construction (L-R) Sharlani, Rhythm-Rayne, Eesiar and Khvalee'a. (L-R) Neve Flint, Brooke Roberts Holly Hill and Isabelle Elms Mitchell Brown and friends Bhabie and Paul Dickens The Hamilton family Sgt Rob Smith and Constable Paul Muller fifo Greg Byrne, Downing; Ian Reed, QNP The Smythe boys

Death at Newlands
Tuesday 30 August 2016  

Operations at the Newlands coal mine are at a standstill following the death of a 55-year-old contractor this morning.

In a short statement, this morning Glencore said they had suspended all mine operations and Investigations by the Mines Inspectorate, and the Police had commenced.

“We confirm that at approximately 10 am today a fatal incident involving a 55-year-old male contractor occurred at Glencore’s Newlands open-cut mine operation, near Glenden in Queensland,” the spokesman said.

“We are co-operating with the relevant Queensland authorities and have commenced an investigation into the fatal event. Production has also been suspended.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the contractor’s family, and we will be providing all possible support services and counselling.”

 

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