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Tighter laws to protect coal miners against black lung

Tighter rules to protect Queensland miners from coal workers pneumoconiosis will officially kick in from January 1. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr...

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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...

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Fourth case of black lung confirmed in a week

A fourth case of black lung has been confirmed in less than a week, bringing the total number of coal miners diagnosed to 11. The Department of Natural Resources and Mines announced the latest victim...

Three new cases of black lung confirmed

Three cases of black lung have been confirmed in as many days taking the total number of confirmed cases to 10. A 55-year-old underground coal mine worker was confirmed to have the deadly lung...

Worker injured after being pinned by HOBO wrench

A worker received serious leg injuries after undergoing maintenance on a blast-hole drill rig. The maintenance fitter had removed the mast from the drill rig, and had disconnected the hydraulics from...

Mines urged to prepare for storms and cyclones

Queensland mines, quarries and petroleum and gas operations have been urged to ensure their emergency response plans are ready for severe storms and cyclones this summer. Natural Resources and Mines...

Materials handler operators identified at risk

Investigations by the Qld Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) into serious incidents involving materials handlers have identified a common causal factor: operators typically undertake...

AMSJ April 2022