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Black lung disease detected in open cut mine

The first confirmed case of black lung disease in a Queensland open cut mine has been revealed. The diagnosis has sparked widespread concern in the mining industry, with the potentially fatal lung...

Underground worker crushed in IT work basket

A worker received serious head injuries after being crushed between an integrated tool carrier (IT) work basket and the roof of excavation. Two servicemen were in the work basket removing pipe...

Underground coal gasification banned in Queensland

The Palaszczuk Government has moved to ban underground coal gasification because of its environmental impact. State Development Minister and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham...

Supervisor pinned in underground mine accident

An incident in which a supervisor was crushed between two vehicles has been put down to a lack of communication and failure to recognise risks, according to a report by the Department of Mines and...

Underground coal mine safety reps meet in Mackay

Union safety representatives are meeting in Mackay today to discuss health and safety issues in underground coal mines, on the 29th anniversary of the Moura No. 4 underground mine disaster which...