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Fitzroy Australia Resources

Jul 30, 2020
Carborough Downs coal fall investigation continues

Carborough Downs coal fall investigation continues

Mining activities in development areas at Carborough Downs remain suspended as investigations continue into an incident that left two workers injured on Monday night. Paramedics transported a man in his 20s and another in his 30s to Moranbah hospital, but both were discharged by the next day. Mine owner Fitzroy Resources said they were struck by… ...

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Jul 28, 2020
Two injured in coal fall at Carborough Downs

Two injured in coal fall at Carborough Downs

Two men were injured when coal fell from a rib in a development area at the Carborough Downs underground mine last night. It comes within weeks of an incident described as a localised ignition of methane gas, which caused activity to be suspended in the mine’s development panels. Mine owner Fitzroy Resources said first aid… ...

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Jul 13, 2020
Methane gas incident at Bowen Basin mine

Methane gas incident at Bowen Basin mine

Fitzroy Australia Resources has suspended activity in part of its Carborough Downs coking coal mine after an incident described as a localised ignition of methane gas. Coal production areas of the mine are unaffected and are still operating. The ignition occurred on Friday in the rib line of an area being developed for future longwall… ...

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May 13, 2020
Carborough Downs cuts 160 jobs as COVID-19 bites

Carborough Downs cuts 160 jobs as COVID-19 bites

Fitzroy Australia Resources is shedding 160 contract positions at its Carborough Downs operation, about 20km east of Moranbah. The company says the cut is a direct result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Significant reductions in the price and demand for coking coal have occurred since mid-March due to lockdowns and reduced steel production across the… ...

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Dec 16, 2019
Coal mining resumes at Carborough Downs

Coal mining resumes at Carborough Downs

Fitzroy Australia Resources has resumed coal mining operations at the company’s Carborough Downs mine today, three weeks after a fatal accident underground. Chief executive officer Grant Polwarth said the company’s own internal processes, including a range of risk assessments, had been followed to allow operations to safely resume. Ipswich man Brad Duxbury, 57, was killed… ...

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Dec 11, 2019
Coal operation remains on hold after recent death

Coal operation remains on hold after recent death

Mining operations remain suspended at Carborough Downs, about 20km east of Moranbah, where an employee was killed on November 25. Ipswich man Brad Duxbury, 57, was killed underground at the coal mine – becoming the seventh person to die within 18 months in a workplace incident in Queensland’s mines and quarries. A spokesman for mine… ...

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Nov 27, 2019
Statewide safety notice on coal fall dangers

Statewide safety notice on coal fall dangers

Preliminary investigations indicate a fall of coal from the longwall face fatally injured Carborough Downs worker Brad Duxbury late on Monday, the Queensland Mines Inspectorate says. And it has issued a notification on the matter to Site Senior Executives (SSE’s) at coal mines throughout Queensland. “In light of this latest tragic incident QMI is encouraging… ...

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Nov 26, 2019
Ipswich man identified as miner killed at Carborough Downs

Ipswich man identified as miner killed at Carborough Downs

Ipswich man Brad Duxbury has been identified as the employee killed in an underground incident at the Carborough Downs mine site on Monday night. CFMEU Mining and Energy said a lantern was lit and respects paid to Mr Duxbury at the Moranbah Miners’ Memorial tonight (November 26). Fitzroy Australia Resources chief executive officer Grant Polwarth… ...

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Nov 26, 2019
Carborough Downs worker killed in underground incident

Carborough Downs worker killed in underground incident

A mine worker has been killed while working underground at the Carborough Downs coal operation, about 20km east of Moranbah. Mine owner Fitzroy Australia Resources said the long-term employee was fatally injured about 11.50pm on Monday (November 25). “We are deeply saddened by this news and Fitzroy extends our deepest sympathies to the family, friends,… ...

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