UPDATE: Man struck by 500kg object at Rocky worksite

UPDATE 4.00pm: A spokesman from the Queensland Mines Inspectorate confirmed the incident at the Rockhampton  quarry is now under investigation.

"QMI was immediately notified of an incident that occurred this morning at Peak Hill Quarry in Norman Gardens," he said.


"Inspectors are on site now and are making enquiries."

It is understood a detailed report will be made available in the coming days.
 

UPDATE1.27pm: A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed a man has been transported to Rockhampton Hospital with "spinal precautions" following a workplace incident. 

Crews were called to the site at 12:32pm. 

The man was transported from Peak Hill Quarry in a stable condition.

 INITIAL 12.45pm: Ambulance crews are heading to Peak Hill Quarry after reports a man was struck in the head by a 500kg piece of metal struck his head.

It is understood the man has sustained neck and back injuries but his condition at this stage is not known.

More to come.


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