A 46-YEAR-OLD worker has died after being crushed between two cane bins at a Queensland sugar mill.
Police say the man received severe injuries to his pelvis when the accident happened at the Proserpine Sugar Mill around 10.30am yesterday (AEST).
He was taken to Proserpine Hospital by ambulance and treated there by rescue helicopter medical staff, before being airlifted to the Mackay Base Hospital, where he arrived in a serious condition some four and a half hours later, but died at 2.30pm.
Police say a Workplace Health and Safety investigation will take place and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
Comment was being sought from mill owner Sucrogen.