Sep 02, 2020

Board of Inquiry appeal for public to come forward

Board of Inquiry appeal for public to come forward

The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry is calling for public information and examples specific to safety culture, gas management and ventilation practices in underground coal mining.

The appeal is part of its investigation into the blast at the Grosvenor mine near Moranbah on May 6 that injured five men. 

Anyone with relevant information should provide materials by September 14 via info@coalminesinquiry.qld.gov.au

Practice Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions, available on the board’s website, explain how to provide information.

In a public statement today the Board of Inquiry said sharing information could occur by:

  • Speaking confidentially with a member of the Inquiry team
  • Providing a written response, or email
  • Giving information if called to be a witness.

To speak confidentially with the Board of Inquiry’s Counsel Assisting, call (07) 3096 6454 between the hours of 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Public hearings for Tranche 2 of the Inquiry will commence on Tuesday, September 15, in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

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