The bodies of two Queensland miners were found after a 30-ton drilling rig fell 25 meters into an underground zinc mine.
Dylan Langridge and Trevor Davis were laying explosives Wednesday morning 100 meters underground at the Dugald River Mine, 70 kilometers from Cloncurry in northwest Queensland. Around 8:00 am.
Langridge and Davis are known to have been working near the rig when the stoop collapsed. It is not yet known what caused the padding to collapse.
The drilling rig operator miraculously managed to escape before the machine fell. He is receiving treatment and is in a stable condition.
A colleague of Langridge and Davis unsuccessfully tried to reach the two by radio after discovering part of the ute hidden in the rubble of Stoop.
Bodies of two miners found trapped in underground mine on Dugald River
Trevor Davis (left) and Dylan Langridge (right) were at the Dugald River zinc mine, about 70 km from Cloncurry in northwest Queensland, when a drilling rig and light vehicle suddenly pulled over the mine before 9am Wednesday morning. fell into the pit.bodies have been found
The men were employed by mining contractor Barminco. Mark Nowell, managing director and chief executive of his parent company, ASX-listed Perenty, said of the man’s discovery:
“My deepest condolences to Trevor and Dylan’s family, friends, colleagues and loved ones.”
Mine owner MMG said on Thursday that “data captured from drone footage has enabled rescuers to initiate proactive access to the vehicle, including reaching it from below.” said.
Mine General Manager Tim Aykroyd added:
“Our approach is to continue to safely remove material from around the vehicle for safe removal.”
Rescuers then cleared debris from the Ute and located Langridge and Davis 25 meters below the original work site, a total of 125 meters underground.
Langridge started working for Barminco in March 2020 at the age of 33.
Zinc mines, such as Dugald River (pictured), are usually built around a vertical core of ore, with roads spiraling around it so that miners can use explosives to carve out the ore. says Professor David Cliff.
He worked as a truck driver at the Savannah mines in Washington state before being transferred later that year to help service crews on the Dugald River.
Promoted to charge-up operator in October 2021.
Mr. Davis began working for Birmingco in August 2020, at the age of 36, just a few months after Mr. Langridge.
He worked as a spray operator at the Rosemont, Washington mine before joining Langridge as a charge-up operator at Dugald River in November 2021.
Nowell said the two are well-respected employees of Perenti.
“Providing support to Trevor and Dylan’s family, friends and colleagues is our immediate and ongoing focus,” he said. ABC report.
Barminco has been operating at MMG’s Dugald River mine since early 2012 and members of the workforce live locally.
“This tragic incident is devastating and will have lasting effects not only on Trevor and Dylan’s family and friends, but also on the Dugald River workforce, the communities of Croncurry and Mount Isa, and the Perlenty workforce as a whole. will give.”
The bodies of two miners were found after being trapped in a zinc mine on the Dugald River in rural northwest Queensland (pictured, map of mine location)
Dugald River general manager Tim Akroyd said everyone at the mine site had trouble understanding the devastating crash.
“At this time, our hearts and thoughts are with family and friends, and we will provide any support we can,” he said.
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone involved in the immediate response to this incident and the support we have received from the community and authorities.”
Mining operations on the Dugalde River have been suspended and a joint investigation between Birmingco and relevant authorities is beginning to analyze the incident.
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