A MAN died in an industrial accident at Bengalla Mine outside Muswellbrook on Saturday night.
Police confirmed that emergency services were called to the mine just before 8pm and that a man was found dead.
The company posted a statement on its website, offering sympathies to the family of the man.
“Bengalla Mining Company (Bengalla) wishes to extend its deepest sympathies and respect to the family of a tyre maintainer who passed away after a tragic accident at Bengalla overnight,” the statement said.
“The employee of a contract tyre company was injured during tyre maintenance.
“Bengalla has offered support to workers who may be affected by the tragedy, and will offer support to his family at the appropriate time.
“Bengalla is cooperating as investigations are undertaken with a view to ascertaining how the incident occurred.”
The NSW planning and environment mining division has started an investigation into the cause of the man’s death, police said.
Police will prepare a report for the coroner.