Qld miner blasted 60m across work site

A miner blasted 60 metres across the ground on a remote Queensland worksite feared touching his own torso in case something was sticking out of it.

Lying in the mud covered in blood, Gabriel Elarde could see the bones that had punctured his skin and were now poking out of his right foot and leg.

He is now preparing a lawsuit against New Century Resources alleging negligence, and still can't believe he isn't among dozens of Queensland miners killed at work over the past 20 years.

Austrlaian Associated PressBack to Breaking News

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