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Aug 04, 2020
Coal safety Board of Inquiry kicks off public hearings

Coal safety Board of Inquiry kicks off public hearings

The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry is set to begin public hearings in Brisbane today. The Board of Inquiry was established to investigate the serious accident at Grosvenor mine near Moranbah on May 6 in which five coal mine workers were injured. It is also looking into various high potential incidents involving long-wall related… ...

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Jul 15, 2020
Anglo shares early findings on lead-up to mine blast

Anglo shares early findings on lead-up to mine blast

Anglo American has revealed findings from expert analysis into the events leading up to a blast that seriously injured five men at Grosvenor mine near Moranbah. But the internal investigation to date has failed to pinpoint what triggered the methane ignition that occurred on May 6. “We know from our expert analysis that there was… ...

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Jul 14, 2020
Sealing to control Grosvenor coal heating issues

Sealing to control Grosvenor coal heating issues

Anglo American has confirmed it is taking further steps to control an overheating issue on the longwall at Grosvenor coal mine, the scene of an explosion that injured five men in May. A company spokeswoman said temporary sealing was being undertaken in a section of the mine which had experienced issues of coal heating since… ...

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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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Dec 13, 2019
Tougher gas regulations for Queensland coal mines

Tougher gas regulations for Queensland coal mines

Queensland is stepping up controls on methane gas monitoring in underground coal mines. The new health and safety regulations are set to come into effect from January 6. Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said the prevention and early detection of methane-related risks was vital to protect workers in Queensland’s nine operating underground coal mines. Dr Lynham… ...

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