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Statement from Anglo American – Grosvenor Coal Mine Explosion

Anglo American Grosvenor Mine

Anglo American have released a statement regarding the Grosvenor Coal mine explosion incident.

A spokesperson from Anglo American said that the company was continuing its’ response to the incident at Grosvenor and the priority for the company remains the care of their five injured colleagues, their families and our team at the mine.

“We are continuing to provide all the support we can to the families to make sure they have everything they need during this difficult time,” the company spokesperson said.

CEO of Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal business, Tyler Mitchelson, said: “Our recovery team at Grosvenor are continuing to work step by step through the risk assessment and planning for safe re-entry of the mine, to be able to commence our expert investigations.

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“When it’s safe, we first need to reconnect power underground to be able to recommence the pumping of excess water from the mine.

“Our focus right now is supporting our injured colleagues and their families, and the work required to commence the investigation. We will not resume mining until we are satisfied that we know exactly what happened and how we can avoid it happening again.

“Yesterday we advised our coal mine workers rostered to work this week that they can return home on full pay. Only those who are essential to the recovery work remain on site.

“I want to acknowledge the outpouring of support from the close-knit mining community during this terrible time.”

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AMSJ Nov 2021