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CQ miner seeks $2.5m after horrific crash

A Central Queensland mine worker is suing three companies for $2.5 million after receiving brain damage in a car crash.

Norwich Park machine operator Harold Kerle was driving home to Monto from a night shift on October 30, 2008, when he crashed into a bridge guard rail on the Burnett Hwy.

Kerle is suing mine operator BMA Coal Operations and contractor HMP Constructions for $1.25m, and employment company Axial HR for $1.2m in personal injury damages in the Supreme Court of Rockhampton.

The trial kicked off on Monday, with defence solicitor Deihn saying his client did not feel fatigued when he left the mine site, according to APN reports.

A neuro-scientist expert on fatigue is expected to be a witness during the trial.

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