A man has died at the Newland coal site near Glenden in central Queensland.
Emergency services were called to respond to an industrial incident at the site about 10am.
A spokeswoman for Glencore which owns the mine confirmed the incident.
“We confirm that at approximately 10am today a fatal incident involving a 55-year-old male contractor occurred at Glencore’s Newlands open cut mine operation, near Glenden in Queensland,” she said.
“We are co-operating with the relevant Queensland authorities and have commenced an investigation into the fatal event. Production has also been suspended.
“Our deepest sympathies go out to the contractor’s family, and we will be providing all possible support services and counselling.”
A spokesman for Natural Resources and Mines said they were aware of the incident but were not providing any comment at this stage.
A spokesman for Queensland Police said investigations were continuing.