Mt Lyell Inrush 2014

17/01/2014 - Mt Lyell - Inrush

The 53-year-old man died from injuries received in a workplace accident at the Mount Lyell mine in Queenstown just before 8:00am (AEDT).

The loader operator, a contractor with Barminco, was not responding when found by the mine's rescue team.

The mine operator, Copper Mines of Tasmania, says the man died after what is known as a mud rush in the mine's lower levels. A mud rush is a sudden inflow of mud from underground openings, and they have been the cause of other mining deaths in Australia.

This accident claimed the life of 1 person.

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