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moura mine disaster

Emergency at Moura – What did we learn?

The Moura mine disaster of 1994 is a case study in the failure of organisational learning and emergency knowledge management, writes Judith Ann Chapman. Just before midnight on 7 August 1994, the...

Anglo American Grosvenor Mine

Grosvenor mine begins to smoulder

Mineworkers have reported that the Anglo American Grosvenor underground mine has been evacuated due to a spontaneous combustion event. In a statement released today, an Anglo spokesperson said that...

Bushfire smoke effects in underground mines

Bushfire smoke in underground mines

With the range of bushfires burning across Australia at the moment, miners are advised to consider the potential effects of smoke in underground mine ventilation given its ability to mask a range of...

Peabody Energy North Goonyella Halloween - Peabody Outlook

Grim outlook for Peabody following mine fire

OPINION The never-ending mine fire saga that’s crippled Peabody Energy’s North Goonyella mine beginning in September 2018 has raised its’ ugly head once again as Peabody has...

dartbrook coal mine

Safety troubled Dartbrook mine set to re-open

ASX listed Australian Pacific Coal (reportedly part owned by the Tinkler family) is set to re-open the former mining safety troubled Dartbrook coal mine that saw three fatalities over a 12 year...

re-entry to north goonyella

Re-entry to North Goonyella still some time away

The re-entry to North Goonyella mine following the mine fire in September/October may be still some time away, according to industry sources. Peabody Energy, in a media release today, also advised...

north goonyella mine fire

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...

North Goonyella Mine Fire:a tale of deception

OPINION: There’s an old saying “What a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive.” That saying might just apply to one of the world’s largest coal miners who, in cahoots with the Queensland...