Queensland coal miner awarded $1.25m after crashing on drive home after 12-hour shift

QldCoalSmashA central Queensland coal miner has been awarded more than $1 million in damages after being injured in a car crash while driving home from work, in a case that has been tipped to change the way mining companies deal with fatigue.

Harold Kerle was driving home at 6:30am in October 2008 after a long night shift at the Norwich Park coal mine near Middlemount, north-west of Rockhampton, when he failed to negotiate a slight curve. >> Read More Here

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