Two workers are missing after a mine collapsed in Queensland – with desperate rescue effort underway
- The mine in Cloncurry, Queensland collapsed on Monday
- Two workers at the mine are currently unaccounted for
Two workers are missing after a mine collapsed in Queensland.
Operations at the mine, which is located 70 kilometres north-west of Cloncurry, have been temporarily halted as the men are searched for.
The Dugald River predominantly produces zinc concentrate, with by-products including lead and silver, and is an underground mine wholly owned by MMG Limited.
MMG Limited said in a statement: ‘Two Barminco employees working at MMG’s Dugald River mine in Queensland were this morning involved in an incident and currently remain unaccounted for.’
The Dugald River predominantly produces zinc concentrate, with by-products including lead and silver
‘The site’s emergency response has been activated and is working closely with Barminco and authorities to assist in search and rescue efforts.
‘Operations at Dugald River have been halted while the search is underway.
‘MMG has extended all available resources and support to Barminco and the Dugald River mine.’
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