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Mine truck rolls over landing driver in hospital

A metal mine worker is critically injured after a horror truck accident in Central Queensland.

A 56-year-old Townsville man rolled one of Wirralie Gold Mine’s dump trucks early on the morning of 15 November 2016.

Other workers at the Solomons Mines-owned operation helped free the driver from the wreckage, and moved him to worker’s accommodation until a rescue helicopter arrived.

The man was thankful for the quick work of his coworkers, the RACQ CQ Rescue Service, paramedics and doctors.

He arrived safely at Mackay Base Hospital before lunchtime, still suffering from a collapsed lung, severe chest trauma, internal injuries and a possible fracture to both his pelvis and shoulder.

A rescue worker described the driver as “incredibly lucky” to be alive.

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