Aug 07, 2017

Death confirmed after weekend coal mine incident

Death confirmed after weekend coal mine incident

A contractor from Independent Mining Services (IMS) has died as a result of injuries sustained in an incident that occurred during maintenance work at the Goonyella Riverside Mine in central Queensland on Saturday.

Daniel Springer, 31, died in hospital, leaving behind wife Carmela Xiriha Springer and a son.

Mine owner BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) confirmed the death this afternoon.

“We extend our deepest sympathies and support to his family, colleagues and friends at this very sad and difficult time,” BHP spokesman Kester Hubbard said.

“A full investigation is underway and BMA will continue to work closely with relevant authorities.

“Support services are in place for family, friends, the contractors involved and all of our people at Goonyella Riverside Mine.”

A recent photo of Mr Springer and son from his Facebook page.


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