Mine ‘con­cerns’ be­fore fa­tal­ity

The Australian - - THE NATION -

A miner who worked the night be­fore a fa­tal mud rush at Tas­ma­nia’s Mount Lyell mine told an in­quest he had con­cerns about the area.

Michael “Dig­ger” Welsh, 53, was crushed by an in­un­da­tion of mud at Queen­stown’s Mount Lyell mine in Jan­uary, 2014.

The in­ci­dent came a month af­ter Craig Glee­son, 45, and Alistair Lu­cas, 25, died at the same mine. A coro­nial in­quest into the three deaths yes­ter­day heard pro­duc­tion shift boss Leigh John­stone, who worked at the mine in the days be­fore Welsh’s death, had con­cerns.

The in­quest re­sumes to­day.

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