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Anglo American

Apr 07, 2021
Dragline shutdown a boost for Moura region

Dragline shutdown a boost for Moura region

Principal contractor G&S Engineering is completing a three-month dragline maintenance shutdown at Anglo American’s Dawson mine, bringing about 250 extra workers to the Moura region. Dawson mine general manager Clarence Robertson said the planned shutdown of the mine’s Dragline 4 commenced in February. “The planned maintenance program involves electrical, mechanical and structural repairs and i...

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Feb 22, 2021
Coal miners ‘rattled’ after another gas event

Coal miners ‘rattled’ after another gas event

The withdrawal of workers from Moranbah North is the latest in a series of events that has left Queensland underground coal miners rattled, a key union says. Operations have been suspended at Moranbah North after mine management identified carbon monoxide and ethylene gas levels in the gas monitoring system, pointing to indicated a potential spontaneous… ...

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Feb 22, 2021
Mining suspended at Moranbah North

Mining suspended at Moranbah North

Experts are continuing assessments to pinpoint the cause of an event which prompted Anglo American to evacuate workers from its Moranbah North underground coal mine at the weekend. The company said elevated levels of some gases in the goaf had triggered the withdrawal of workers from the longwall operation as a safety precaution. “At the… ...

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Dec 18, 2020
Anglo active in addressing mine safety concerns

Anglo active in addressing mine safety concerns

Anglo American says it is continuing to respond to the Grosvenor mine gas incident, which left five men injured, including through investing in the acceleration of technology to improve safety in underground mining. The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry established to look into the May 6 underground explosion published Part 1 of its report… ...

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Dec 18, 2020
Board of Inquiry delivers early findings

Board of Inquiry delivers early findings

A key coal mining safety report has highlighted the need to transform the Queensland Mines Inspectorate into ‘an employer of choice’ and for companies to better recognise the seriousness of methane exceedances. The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry was established to look into an underground explosion which injured five men at Anglo American’s Grosvenor… ...

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Dec 08, 2020
Anglo donation to support burns research

Anglo donation to support burns research

Medical and clinical research for burns and trauma care has been boosted by a one-million dollar donation from miner Anglo American to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation. The donation will be invested into RBWH Foundation Research Fellowships and innovative research projects at the Herston Biofabrication Institute and Queensland Skin Culture Centre. Burns… ...

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Oct 30, 2020
Anglo American chips in for children

Anglo American chips in for children

A $140,000 donation from Anglo American will help fund a playground with learning facilities for Moranbah children.  The donation means the not-for-profit Simply Sunshine Childcare can open a second Moranbah facility to support local demand. “This contribution has helped us to provide more Moranbah families with access to quality childcare,” director Amanda Stephan said. “We’re… ...

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Oct 29, 2020
Anglo American smart mining networking event

Anglo American smart mining networking event

Anglo American is set to outline its long-term strategy and operational roadmap to drive performance and optimise assets amidst significant industry disruption. The company is holding a networking event in Brisbane on Wednesday 18 November. Head of Resource Development Planning and Life of Asset Planning Dr Carmen Letton will lead a group including Anglo’s Lead… ...

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Oct 14, 2020
Axe falls on 100 jobs at troubled coal mine

Axe falls on 100 jobs at troubled coal mine

Anglo American will cut about 100 jobs at the Grosvenor mine, five months after an explosion that injured five men and brought longwall operations to a halt. Expressions of interest for voluntary redundancies have been open at the site for the last few weeks. CFMEU Mining and Energy district president Stephen Smyth has used the… ...

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