2016 Opalton Collapse

22/10/2016 - Opalton Opal Mine

The Courier Mail reports:

POLICE and firefighters have dug with their hands to retrieve the body of a 62 -year-old man from a collapsed trench at a shallow-cut opal mine in Central West Queensland.

Emergency services were alerted at around 4pm on Saturday after a friend visited the remote site between Winton and Jundah – 150km south of Winton – and found the trench filled with dirt and rubble.

This accident claimed the life of 1 person.