The location of the Lake Lindsay mine near Middlemount.
The location of the Lake Lindsay mine near Middlemount.

UPDATE: Bowen Basin mine worker dies on site

UPDATE: POLICE have confirmed the contractor who died at Lake Lindsay on Wednesday was a 67-year-old man from Rockhampton.

He was working as a dragline operator when he suffered the fatal heart attack.

The Anglo American mine has reopened today, after closing yesterday out of respect for his family and co-workers.

 

UPDATE: EMPLOYEES at Lake Lindsay were told not to come to work today and the Anglo American mine was closed following the death of a contractor at the site this morning.

EARLIER: A MINING contractor has died at a Bowen Basin mine site this morning.

The OneKey contractor is believed to have been working at Anglo American's Lake Lindsay mine, near Middlemount, when he suffered a heart attack.

A police spokesperson confirmed it had attended a "medical incident" early Wednesday morning.

More to come.


LARGE AND UNPREDICTABLE FIRE: Residents urged to be prepared

LARGE AND UNPREDICTABLE FIRE: Residents urged to be prepared

RESIDENTS may return home, but conditions could change quickly.

Cunningham Highway 'far too dangerous' for motorists

Cunningham Highway 'far too dangerous' for motorists

CLEAN up crews on scene to assist fire trucks moving through area.

Winery singled out for tourism recognition

premium_icon Winery singled out for tourism recognition

Following on the heels of big wins at the Cairns Wine Show a Southern Downs winery...