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Board of inquiry begins marred by controversy

A controversial board of inquiry into mine safety incidents at the Grosvenor and other underground coal mines may be off to a shaky start after it has been revealed today that at least one of the...

Grosvenor mine | Peeling back the onion

OPINION I, like many others in and out of the industry, have gained a sense of uneasiness from Anglo American’s latest debacle with the Grosvenor mine. The recent gas explosion that left five people...

Frictional ignition warning at coal mines

Frictional ignitions at a Queensland underground

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has issued an alert regarding recent frictional ignition events at a Queensland mine. In a brief issued to industry on the 14th April 2020, a senior undergound mines...

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Five critically injured in a mine explosion

BREAKING NEWS Five people are critically injured following an underground explosion at a mine worksite on Goonyella Road Moranbah. The incident reportedly occurred around 3.15 pm this afternoon while...

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Report into the death of miner finally to be released

A report into the death of Queensland miner Jack Gerdes at the Baralaba mine will be released in three weeks according to Queensland Government feedback supplied to the father of the fallen miner...

Queensland mine safety commissioner's report

Mine Safety Commissioner’s tragic tale of woe

OPINION The Queensland Mine Safety Commissioner has released Queensland’s scorecard for 2018–19 on mining safety this week. Any way you look at it, it’s fundamentally a scorecard written...

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Safety-related complaints increase in Queensland

Mining safety complaints to the mining safety regulator have risen substantially in Queensland according to the Minister responsible for Mining Safety, Dr Anthony Lynham. Dr Lynham said today that...