Bundaberg father killed in mining tragedy

February 17, 2023 6:29 am in by

There’s been an outpouring of grief for a Bundaberg man killed in a mining incident in the state’s north west.

Dylan Langridge and his co-worker Trevor Davis were inside a vehicle at the Dugald River Mine, near Cloncurry, on Wednesday morning when they fell into a deep void.

It sparked a large rescue operation that ended in tragedy on Thursday afternoon when crews recovered the men’s bodies.

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Social media has filled with tributes for local Dylan Langridge. Picture: Facebook

Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane says it is a very sad day for all involved including family, friends, workmates, the emergency response team and local community.

“A tragedy like this affects a wide circle of people, but at the heart of it are two families who are dealing with a tremendous loss. Our hearts go out to them,” he says.

Minister for Resources Scott Stewart says it’s a tragedy that never should have happened.

“The loss of a life in any workplace at any time is not acceptable. Families should be able to expect that when their loved ones depart for work that they return safely,” he says.

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“Investigators from Resources Safety and Health Queensland are already on site.

“I expect a thorough investigation into how this happened.”

Mining operations remain suspended at the site.

Trevor Davis also died in the mining incident. Picture: Facebook