Crews arrive to recover Tas miner's body

Ethan James
Experts have flown from Newcastle and Orange to help find Tasmanian mine worker Cameron Goss' body

Specialist crews are arriving at a Tasmanian mine where they will attempt to recover the body of a worker presumed killed in an underground collapse.

The search for Cameron John Goss, 44, at Henty Gold Mine on the state's west coast turned to recovery on Friday after three-dimensional imagery revealed the loader he was driving had been crushed by rocks.

Mr Goss, an experienced miner, was about 700 metres below the surface when he lost contact with colleagues early on Thursday morning.

Contracting company PYBAR Mining Services said specialist personnel and equipment are being readied at the site.

It is not known when the recovery operation will begin, with safety assessments ongoing.

"Once the recovery has been completed the incident will be fully investigated," a company spokesman said on Monday.

Search experts have flown from Newcastle and Orange to help with the recovery operation.

Counselling services have been offered to staff at the mine, north of Queenstown where Mr Goss lived.

The tiny town was shaken six years ago when three workers were killed in two separate incidents at the Mt Lyell copper mine.

Two miners fell to their deaths underground in December 2013 and another was killed in a mud rush the following month.

Those three deaths are the subject of an ongoing coronial inquest.