Miner airlifted after coal wall collapse at Coppabella mine

February 27, 2023 8:08 am in by
Image/RACQ CQ Rescue. Generic.

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.

Article continues after this ad

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

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