“The Committee will help provide families with the information they need at such a difficult time—such as information about counselling groups and the coronial process—and be there just to listen to their stories.”
Rachel Blee's husband Jason was crushed between a shuttle car and rib (wall) in the bord and pillar panel section of Moranbah North mine in 2007.
Rachel and Jason were living in Mackay raising their young family, trying to fulfil their dreams of owning their own home and giving their four children, Alanna, Tahlia, Mikeely and Tarin, a great future, when Jason was tragically killed. Jason’s extended family, workmates, close friends and the community have also suffered from his loss.
Rachel found there was a lack of support to guide her family in the aftermath of Jason’s death. Rachel joined the Consultative committee for work related fatalities and serious incidents to help ensure the right network of people is in place to help other families affected by a workplace death, to raise community awareness about workplace safety, and to let Jason’s legacy live on and never be forgotten.
- Last updated
- 15 March 2019