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Mine Inspection failure another mark against Lynham

“Tip-offs” of unannounced mine safety inspections, questions over the adequacy of emergency services in mining communities and evidence of Minister Lynham’s inaction have led Queensland’s...

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Mine safety regulator’s ineffective systems

The Grosvenor Mine explosion has begun to unravel some interesting facts about the State of Queensland’s mining safety regulator. As I watched the inquiry unfold yesterday, I was truly shocked...

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Qld Coal Mine Inquiry | Lack of mine safety inspectors

The Board of Inquiry into Queensland Grosvenor mine gas explosion has heard from Chief Inspector Peter Newman that the number of coal mine safety inspectors was well below the full number of...

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Remembering Moura No 4 mine disaster

At about 11:05 a.m. on 16th July 1986 an explosion occurred in Moura No. 4 Underground Mine in Central Queensland. That explosion later to be known as the Moura No 4 mine disaster claimed the lives...

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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...