UPDATE: Bowen Basin mine worker dies on site

The location of the Lake Lindsay mine near Middlemount.
The location of the Lake Lindsay mine near Middlemount.

UPDATE: POLICE have confirmed the contractor who died at Lake Lindsay on Wednesday was a 67-year-old man from Rockhampton.

He was working as a dragline operator when he suffered the fatal heart attack.

The Anglo American mine has reopened today, after closing yesterday out of respect for his family and co-workers.


UPDATE: EMPLOYEES at Lake Lindsay were told not to come to work today and the Anglo American mine was closed following the death of a contractor at the site this morning.

EARLIER: A MINING contractor has died at a Bowen Basin mine site this morning.

The OneKey contractor is believed to have been working at Anglo American's Lake Lindsay mine, near Middlemount, when he suffered a heart attack.

A police spokesperson confirmed it had attended a "medical incident" early Wednesday morning.

More to come.

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