Sep 22, 2020

Mine death case adjourned to December

Middlemount Coal and three senior mine staff members are due to face court in December over the workplace death of David Routledge last year. The matter was listed for mention at the Mackay Industrial Magistrates Court today (September 22), when it was adjourned to December 15. Mr Routledge, from South Mackay, was operating an excavator on June 26 last year when a high wall collapsed on to the machine, causing his death. The Middlemount coal mine operator is charged under the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 for allegedly contravening it...

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