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Curragh Coal Mine

Second coal mine worker dies in less than two years

Authorities are investigating the latest workplace death at a Central Queensland coal operation. Queensland Police, the State Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and more want to know...

Worker dies months after coal mine reopens

Workmates and loved ones are mourning the loss of an underground coal mine employee who died on the job. Mastermyne Group confirmed the worker became fatally injured at Sojitz Corporation’s...

Idemitsu Boggabri Coal Mine

Coal mine temporarily closes due to COVID

An Asia-backed coal operation faced short-term delays due to the deadly disease. One employee, who initially tested positive to COVID-19, temporarily closed Idemitsu Australia’s Boggabri Coal...

Record growth in Queensland exploration industry expected to continue

Queensland resources sector powers on

A quarterly report into the performance of Queensland’s resources sector due for release mid-April will show Queenslanders can continue to rely on resources to help the state recover from COVID-19...

Black Lung

Inquiry hears horrors of black lung disease

A North American expert in black lung has revealed at an inquiry the deadly disease is still killing Queensland coal miners even though authorities thought it was non-existent. United States black...

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Two injured after another Austar coalburst

Austar Coal Mine has experienced another dangerous coalburst which injured two workers in August, according to a NSW Department of Industry report. A similar incident occurred at the mine in 2014...

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Fatality-free year for QLD mining and quarry industries

The Queensland metalliferous mining, quarrying and coal mining industries experienced a fatality-free year in 2015-16, according to the Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health’s annual performance...

Black lung victims call for compensation levy

The Black Lung Victims Group have called for a 10 cent a tonne industry funded compensation levy. The group, which was formed last month by a group of coal mine workers who were living with the...

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