Police are preparing a report for the coroner.
Police are preparing a report for the coroner.

Young father killed in workplace tragedy

A YOUNG father described by family and friends as a 'larrikin' and a 'fair dinkum Aussie' has been identified as the man killed at a Central Queensland quarry on Thursday.

Connor Milne, 21, was working at Fairfield Quarry at Wolfgang near Clermont when he sustained critical injuries to his head and leg after becoming trapped in machinery.

Emergency services were called to the Clermont Group Alliance work site just before 11.30am however tragically, Mr Milne died at the scene. The quarry will remain closed while an investigation is carried out.

The Daily Mercury understands Mr Milne, who is from Gatton in the state's south-east, was a fly-in, fly-out worker.

Mr Milne leaves behind a six-month-old baby daughter and his 20-year-old partner.

Queensland Police are preparing a report for the coroner and the Queensland Mines Inspectorate has launched an investigation.

"The Queensland Mines Inspectorate is on site and investigating the tragic fatality which occurred on Thursday 15 November involving a conveyor at a quarry near Clermont," a DNRME spokesperson said.

"As safety is paramount, the quarry will remain closed this week while Queensland Police and the Mines Inspectorate undertake their investigations.

"To ensure safety is front of mind, the Mines Inspectorate will distribute a Safety Notice to all Queensland quarries next week. The objective of a Safety Notice is to reduce the risk of similar incidents occurring in the future."