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Longwall Operation | Potential fluid injection

Resources Safety & Health Queensland has reported an incident involving a worker been struck by a gauge and some fluid during maintenance. BHP forms heritage body with Banjima native title...

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Moranbah Mine Explosion

MORANBAH MINE EXPLOSION UPDATE – The CFMEU’s Stephen Smyth said this morning that the union believed there had been an ignition in the tailgate area of the Grosvenor mine that engulfed...

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Re-entry to North Goonyella still some time away

The re-entry to North Goonyella mine following the mine fire in September/October may be still some time away, according to industry sources. Peabody Energy, in a media release today, also advised...

STUDY: Coal dust is harming coral

Australian researchers have raised fresh concerns that a major shipping disaster could harm the Great Barrier Reef, with new research revealing coal dust in seawater can kill corals and slow down the...

New FIFO law benefits regional communities

The Palaszczuk Government yesterday delivered on its election commitment to legislate against 100 per cent fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforces on large resource projects near regional communities...

Black lung victim: ‘I thought I was safe’

The following is a statement from Paul Head, 55, who is Australia’s first open cut miner to be diagnosed with black lung disease.  I’ve worked in coal mining for 31 years, I worked at the...