Driver killed by mine rockfall

A DRIVER has been killed by a rockfall inside a mine in Ireland.

The man in his 40s was buried in the loader he had been operating in a shaft of Lisheen Mine in Co Tipperary on Thursday evening.

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Lisheen Mine, which employs about 370 people and is part of the Vedanta Resources Group, said that the rockfall was a localised incident and no other worker was injured.

The mine rescue team and emergency services have been working to safely move the man’s body to the surface.