Corpse recovered from a coal mine in Queensland


On August 13, 2009, a large excavator was dwarfed on the face of the Royyan open pit mine in Latrobe Valley, Victoria. (Pole clock via Getty Images / AFP)

The bodies of miners who died when the roof of a coal mine in central Queensland collapsed were recovered.

“We can confirm that Queensland police have recovered the body of a deceased colleague, Graham Dawson, 62, from the Crinum underground mine this afternoon,” operator Mastermin said in a statement on Saturday. Stated.

All operations at Sojitz’s Gregory Crinum mine remain suspended and will not resume until further notice is given in consultation with Dawson’s family.

Sunday marks the first century after the explosion killed 75 people at the Mount Mulligan Coal Mine, about 160 kilometers west of Cairns.

Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the 100th anniversary is important given his death at the Gregory Clinum mine.

“Everyone has a role to play in keeping our resource workers safe,” Stewart told AAP before the 100th Anniversary event.