Drugs arrest linked to mine site death

A 33-YEAR-OLD Buddina man has been charged with drug offences in connection with the death of a man at Eurombah Creek on Friday.

Police were called to the site, north-east of Roma, on Friday morning after the 34-year-old Koongal man failed to attend a morning meeting.

Detective Sergeant James Steginga said an arrest had been made and a quantity of drugs located.

"Inquiries related to that death led police to locate the drug offences," Det Sgt Steginga said.

"He was a supervisor of the deceased."

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The Buddina man was charged with possession and supply of a dangerous drug, after five grams of cannabis were uncovered.

"Drugs were located and further information was obtained which led to the further charge of supply," Det Sgt Steginga said.

The Sunshine Coast man has since resigned from his position with Ostwald Bros, where he was working on the Australia Pacific LNG Project.

Police investigating the death of another mining industry employee on Monday morning at Reedy Creek have determined it to be an industrial accident.

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The 29-year-old Surfers Paradise man died from massive head injuries.

He was involved in the fabrication of plastic piping for the gas industry.

Workplace Health and Safety investigations are ongoing into Monday's tragedy.

A WDS spokesperson said the company was working towards the resumption of construction activities at the Reedy Creek site as soon as practicable.

The two deceased men were working as contractors to Origin Energy.

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