A Mahaicony porknocker who was working in the Konawaruk Backdam at Whitewater Mountain was crushed to death on Wednesday by falling rocks.
The dead miner has been identified as 59-year-old Donston John aka Rambo.
According to a Police statement, John and a colleague were working along with two other punters when while working at the edge of a cliff, several big rocks started to fall down on them.
The other three porknockers were able to run to safety but John got trapped in the pit.
His crushed body was dug out from the area late last night.
The body has since been brought out of the area and the Police have launched an investigation into the incident.