Operations have been suspended at a central Queensland coal mine after a worker died when a wall collapsed.
Emergency crews spent hours trying to reach the man, who was reportedly operating a digger at the time of the collapse about 1pm on Wednesday.
He was pronounced dead at the Middlemount Coal Mine about 8pm, police said.
Middlemount Coal CEO Gerrie Jordaan says a full investigation was underway.
“Operations at Middlemount Mine have been suspended until further notice,” he told The Courier-Mail.
“The welfare of the family of the deceased and the safety of our people are our highest priorities.”