Dylan Langridge and Trevor Davis Wiki – Bio
Two miners Dylan Langridge,33, and Trevor Davis,36, who went missing at the Dugald River mine site near Cloncurry have been tragically confirmed dead.
Dylan and Trevor were reportedly setting explosives when a 30-tonne drill rig fell into a fill stope (an ore extraction site) and the ground collapsed beneath them. them, causing the men to plummet into a 125m-deep cavern on Wednesday morning, February 15. The men were employees of Perenti, the parent company of mining contractor Barminco.
Perenti managing director Mark Norwell described the news as devastating. “I want to extend my deepest condolences and condolences to the families, friends, colleagues, and loved ones of Trevor and Dylan, who should have returned home safely from work yesterday,” Norwell said in a statement.
Dylan Langridge and Trevor Age
Dylan Langridge,33, and Trevor Davis were 36 years old.
Two men missing at the Dugald River mine site near Cloncurry have tragically been confirmed dead
Langridge joined Barminco as a truck operator in March 2020, according to ABC News. He was initially stationed in Savannah before joining the service team at Dugald River later that year. Working tirelessly at Dugald River, Langridge was promoted to Freight Operator in October 2021. He is featured with his wife Sinead Deakin in the Facebook post below.
Meanwhile, Davis joined Barminco as a shotcrete operator in August 2020 in Rosemont. In November 2021, he transferred to Dugald River as a cargo operator. Norwell described both Langridge and Davis as valued members of the team who were respected across the board. “Our immediate and ongoing focus is to provide support to the families, friends, and colleagues of Trevor and Dylan,” he said. “Barminco has been operating at MMG’s Dugald River mine since early 2012 with members of our workforce residing in the local area. This tragic incident is devastating and will have a lasting impact not only on the families and friends of Trevor and Dylan but also on the Dugald River workforce, the communities of Cloncurry and Mount Isa, and the entire Perenti workforce.”
Tim Akroyd, the general manager of Dugald River, noted how everyone at the site was heartbroken by the tragedy. “Our hearts and thoughts are with family and friends at this time and we will provide all the support we can,” he said. “I would like to sincerely thank everyone involved in the emergency response to this incident and the support we have received from the community and authorities.” Trevor Davis appears on the far right of the following Facebook post.
According to ABC News, an investigation is underway in collaboration with Barminco and the relevant authorities. Mining operations are suspended at this time.
There was a high level of concern and anxiety in the Cloncurry community “because everyone knows someone who works in a mine,” said Cloncurry Shire Council Mayor Greg Campbell. He said that he, along with the Cloncurry community, “express our deepest condolences to the families of Dylan and Trevor”, adding: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this tragic time. The flags in the grounds of the community will fly at half mast with respect to Dylan and Trevor.” Meanwhile, Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane said it was a sad day for all involved. “A tragedy like this affects a wide circle of people, but deep down there are two families dealing with a tremendous loss. Our hearts go out to them,” he said.