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North Goonyella still showing elevated CO

In its’ latest update to industry and stakeholders, Peabody has confirmed that the North Goonyella mine is still showing elevated Carbon Monoxide (CO) levels at some measurement points. Peabody...

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Mine safety alert | Articulated water truck overturns

The Queensland Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy has issued a mine safety alert regarding a September 2018 incident where a Caterpillar 740B water truck. The alert highlights the need...

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Former union boss takes a swipe at Mines Inspectors

A former CFMEU union boss has taken a swipe at the Queensland Government’s response to a mining safety incident where a worker suffered breathing difficulty in an underground coal mine in...

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CFMEU calls for safety reset across BHP coal mines

The CFMEU has hit out at BHP coal mine safety following the death of dozer operator Allan Houston in a media release issued yesterday. The CFMEU said “The tragic death of mineworker Allan...

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Peabody starting to talk on North Goonyella mine fire

In a media release today, Peabody today provided another periodic update on progress to contain impacts of the previously reported fire at the North Goonyella Mine in Queensland. Details of the...

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Union in Support of Peabody’s Efforts

The CFMEU has come out in support of Peaboy’s efforts in management of the North Goonyella coal mine fire. CFMEU Safety and Health Inspector Steve Woods said efforts to manage the event were...

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Peabody mine fire update

Peabody have advised that initial steps taken in early days to extinguish the fire and contain impacts at Peabody’s North Goonyella Mine have yielded visible results, with only a slight amount...

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Medical assessments: Who should pay?

Mining companies are breaching the law by pushing costs for medical assessments and safety gear on to workers according to the CFMEU and the Queensland Government. The Queensland Chief Inspector of...

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