A miner at Cadia Valley was flown to Sydney suffering severe burns after a freak accident with an underground loader on Monday morning.
At around 12.45am on October 25, emergency services responded to calls at Newcrest's Cadia operation after an underground loader working at the Cadia East Underground Mine caught on fire and its operator required medical treatment.
Cadia's Emergency Response Team safely secured the scene and NSW Ambulance provided the worker transportation from site.
The miner was taken to Orange Airport before being flown to a Sydney hospital.
NSW Ambulance say the patient had burns to the face and torso and was in a serious condition at the time.
Cadia General Manager, Aaron Brannigan said the miner was now in a stable condition and Cadia is "focusing on supporting the individual, and their family".
"While the source of the fire is yet unknown, Cadia's Emergency Response Team safely secured the scene, and an investigation has commenced. Cadia is cooperating with the relevant authorities, including the Resources Regulator," he added.
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