Nov 14, 2020

Storm smashes Peak Downs mine structures

Storm smashes Peak Downs mine structures

A severe storm lashed the Peak Downs site on Friday destroying a workshop and another large shed at the Bowen Basin coal mine.

A BMA spokesman today confirmed no-one had been hurt in the incidents.

“As the storm approached the safety procedures were enacted to ensure everyone was out of harm’s way,” he said.

“Safety is our No.1 priority.

“Operations are sequentially restarting today.”

The BMA spokesman was unable to provide any figures on the expected damage bill.

The BHP Queensland and New South Wales Facebook site shared a photo of the damage today. Wild footage of the workshop being blown apart was also shared by the Higgins Storm Chasing site (click HERE)