Two workers injured at Glencore's Clermont mine


INVESTIGATIONS into two accidents at Glencore's Clermont mine are underway a spokesman said.

A man's hand was crushed at their Clermont workshop yesterday, the second worker to be injured at the site in three weeks.

The 32-year-old had a bone in the back of his hand crushed by a hydraulic ladder yesterday afternoon, and was helicoptered to Mackay Base Hospital after having surgery at Clermont Hospital.

A Glencore spokesman said it's believed three weeks ago a fitter fell from the grader he was working on and broke his wrist.

"Any incident is investigated internally and I believe we will start having those conversations from Monday," he said.

A Department of Natural Resources and Mines spokesman said they were waiting on an investigation report from the mine operator into the incident before deciding whether it required further investigation.



RACQ CQ Rescue said a worker whose right arm was crushed by a hydraulic ladder at Clermont was airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital yesterday.

The 32-year-old man, from Paradise Point, was working on mining equipment when the accident happened about 10am, about 280km south-west of Mackay.

RACQ CQ Rescue departed base at 10.40am and arrived at the Clermont hospital about noon.

The rescue chopper, with a paramedic and doctor aboard, departed at 12.30pm and arrived at the Mackay Base Hospital about 1.40pm.

Topics:  clermont mackay mackay base hospital mining racq cq rescue workplace accident

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