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Death of Worker In Accident At Blackwater Mine

It’s just been confirmed that a worker has been killed at Blackwater Mine in the Bowen Basin of Central Queensland after a vehicle accident this morning.

According to the CQ News, Blackwater and Emerald police have arrived on site and are investigating the rollover incident which is believed to have happened at 7.30am today.

A spokesperson for BMA has confirmed the death.

“BMA confirms there has been a vehicle rollover at our Blackwater Mine this morning. Emergency response teams are responding at present,” the spokesperson told the CQ News.

“As a precaution, operations on site have temporarily ceased. An investigation into the incident is underway and it has been reported to the Queensland Mines Inspectorate.”

The tragic fatality is the fourth death in Queensland mining since December last year.

AMR will provide more details as they come to hand.