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  • Mastermyne Group (MYE) confirms the death of a worker yesterday at the Sojitz Blue Gregory Crinum mine in Central Queensland
  • The worker’s family has been notified of the incident and offered support
  • Another employee has been taken from the mine and on to hospital
  • The company says it is cooperating with authorities as investigations into the cause of the tragedy start, with operations suspended until further notice
  • Shares have fallen 18.6 per cent to 90 cents each at 12:37 pm AEST

Mastermyne Group (MYE) has confirmed the death of a coal mine worker yesterday at the Sojitz Blue Gregory Crinum mine in Central Queensland.

In a statement released to the ASX, the company said the employee was fatally injured in an underground incident at the mine, located 60 kilometres north east of Emerald, on September 14.

Mastermyne’s managing director Tony Caruso said the worker’s family had been notified of the incident and offered support, with staff and other impacted persons also offered counselling.

“This is a tragic event and our immediate thoughts are with the family, friends and workmates of our employee,” he said.

“The safety and wellbeing of our staff is one of our core values.

“The cause of the incident will be thoroughly investigated and we will continue to support the family and our work colleagues.”

Another worker has been successfully taken from the mine and then on to hospital as a precaution.

The company said all relevant authorities had been notified, with investigations into the cause of the accident now underway.

Mining operations have been suspended until further notice.

Following the news, Mastermyne shares had fallen 18.6 per cent to 90 cents each at 12:37 pm AEST.

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