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Miner airlifted after coal wall collapse at Coppabella mine

February 27, 2023 8:08 am in by
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A miner has been airlifted from a Coppabella mine, after being trapped under a lump of coal.

The incident happened at the Carborough Downs Mine, on Friday, when a coal wall collapsed.

The 34-year-old Sarina man became stuck under a section of coal weighing around 700 kilograms.

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Emergency services and the RACQ CQ helicopter were called to the scene.

The man was flown to Mackay Hospital in a stable condition.

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