Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Miners injured in collapse at underground gold mine, Australia

Three miners have been seriously injured at the Agnew gold mine in Western Australia's Goldfields.

The three were working underground at the mine in Leinster when meshing on the walls gave way and fell on top of them in the early hours of this morning.

The company which owns the mine, Goldfields Australia, says an onsite emergency team was sent to help the men.

One of them has chest injuries and the other two have broken limbs.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has sent two planes to Leinster to collect the three who are described as being in a serious but stable condition.

The RFDS says doctors and nursing staff are now in Leinster attending to the miners.

They are being flown to Perth where will be taken to Royal Perth Hospital.

Goldfields Australia says the Department of Mines and Petroleum will investigate. Read More