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Anglo American and One Key update on Grosvenor mine incident

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Grosvenor mine incident update: The CEO of Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal business says that the Grosvenor Mine will not commence mining until the cause of the accident that left five miners with critical injuries has been identified.

In a statement released today, Tyler Mitchelson said “Our priority remains the care of our five injured colleagues, their families and all of our workforce at this difficult time.

“Yesterday we commenced a staged re-entry into the mine to be able to safely access the longwall area where the incident occurred and begin our expert technical investigation today.

“Our investigation will draw on industry experts, including in the areas of methane and ventilation management, and forensic fire analysis.

“We will not recommence mining until we know what happened and how we can prevent it happening again.

“As part of our staged re-entry, tomorrow some of our workforce will start work in other areas of the mine complex, where the work is essential for the ongoing safety and integrity of the mine while the investigations proceed.

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One Key Resources saddened by what happened in Grosvenor mine incident

Glenn Triggs, Managing Director, One Key Resources said today: “On behalf of One Key Resources, the employer of the five workers injured as a result of the incident at Grosvenor mine, we would like to say how deeply shocked and saddened we are by what happened at the mine.” 

“Since the incident we have been assisting the families where we can and have put in place access to counselling for our employees and their immediate families at Grosvenor mine.”

“The status of the five workers remains unchanged with four listed as critical and one stable.”

“Our thoughts are very much with our five injured colleagues, their families and all our One Key employees.  This is having a terrible impact on the families, and we would like the families to know they are in the thoughts of everyone in the company.”

We are completely committed to working with authorities to fully understand what has happened with this incident. 

We have been extremely heartened by the fundraising for our colleagues and have made an initial contribution to show our support.  We would also like to thank the first responders and the medical staff currently caring for our employees.

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