A mineworker who was injured in the Moranbah mine explosion has released a statement thanking first responders and hospital workers for their support.
Turi Wiki, who was released from hospital on the 19th May 2020 said it’s going to be a long road to recovery for both himself and the other miners.
Mr Wiki said, “Amidst growing concerns and efforts to make contact with me since the revelation of my identity as being one of the casualties of the Grosvenor mining incident, I have taken it upon myself to release a statement.”
“I have recently been released from hospital and am now recovering in Brisbane with my family.
“While I am out of hospital, I know the road to recovery is going to be a long one.
“This has been a traumatic time for not only myself and my family, but for all the other victims and their respective families also.
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“It is with this in mind that I ask that the appropriate respect be given to our situation.
“I cannot speak to the details of the incident due to the sensitive nature of the situation as well as for the respect that needs to be given to all in light of the circumstances.
“I am looking forward to eventually returning back to Moranbah and reconnecting with the community that has been so supportive during this time.
“A tremendous amount of thanks goes out to the first responders and hospital workers that have been with me and continue to care for me and my work colleagues throughout this ordeal.
“A word of thanks also must be given to those who have reached out in support and concern for my wellbeing.
“I am grateful to be surrounded by my family during this time and please ask for respect and privacy moving forward.”
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