One of the five workers seriously injured in a central Queensland mine explosion in 2020 has spoken publicly about the ordeal for the first time, saying the explosion felt “like standing in a blowtorch”.
- Wayne Sellars was one of five workers seriously injured in the Grosvenor Mine explosion on May 6, 2020
- He suffered burns to 70 per cent of his body
- The Coal Mine Board of Inquiry is investigating the cause of the blast
Wayne Sellars took to the stand at the Coal Mine Board of Inquiry this afternoon, where he recounted what happened during the methane explosion at the Grosvenor Mine, near Moranbah, on May 6, 2020.
The explosion occurred at the underground mine near the tailgate of Longwall 104, on the last day of Mr Sellar’s…