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Grosvenor

Jun 18, 2021
Decision pending on potential Grosvenor blast charges

Decision pending on potential Grosvenor blast charges

The independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor will determine any potential charges to be laid as a result of the serious accident at Grosvenor mine last year after investigations wrap up, authorities say. Resources Safety and Health Queensland said today the Queensland Mines Inspectorate’s investigation of the incident at the Moranbah mine was nearing completion…. This content is for iQ...

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Jun 14, 2021
Grosvenor workers ‘seriously let down’ on safety – union

Grosvenor workers ‘seriously let down’ on safety – union

The Coal Mining Board of Inquiry’s final report paints a shocking picture of safety management at Anglo’s Grosvenor mine, the CFMEU says. CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland president Stephen Smyth welcomed the release of the comprehensive report after an investigation sparked by an explosion at that mine last year. He said the union would review… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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Jun 14, 2021
Report highlights Grosvenor failings in lead-up to blast

Report highlights Grosvenor failings in lead-up to blast

Coal mine workers at the Grosvenor longwall panel at the centre of last year’s blast were repeatedly subjected to an unacceptable level of risk, an inquiry has found. The Moranbah operation produced coal at a rate that consistently exceeded the capacity of gas drainage measures at the longwall panel involved, the Queensland Coal Mining Board… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland...

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Jun 03, 2021
Moranbah North back in business

Moranbah North back in business

Longwall mining operations have restarted at Moranbah North mine, with production expected to ramp up over coming weeks. Mine owner Anglo American said also that mining development activities at the Grosvenor mine had safely resumed this week, as part of a staged approach to restarting longwall mining operations later this year. Operations at Moranbah North… This content is for iQ Industry ...

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Jun 01, 2021
Grosvenor blast report before Resources Minister

Grosvenor blast report before Resources Minister

The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry established after last year’s Grosvenor mine blast has provided Part II of its report to Resources Minister Scott Stewart. Not yet available to the public, Part II sets out the Board’s findings and recommendations on the cause of the serious accident that occurred at Grosvenor mine on May… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal,...

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Apr 22, 2021
Staged re-entry begins at Grosvenor

Staged re-entry begins at Grosvenor

A Grosvenor mine team has commenced a re-entry process to the underground workings at the Moranbah district longwall operation, almost a year after the explosion that left five men seriously injured. The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry that is tasked with investigating that May 6, 2020 incident and a string of other methane exceedances… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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Apr 08, 2021
Inquiry hears of ongoing issues,  methane ‘bubbling up’

Inquiry hears of ongoing issues, methane ‘bubbling up’

Workers’ concerns about issues at the longwall face involved in the May 6 explosion at Grosvenor were not always dealt with satisfactorily by mine management, injured miner Wayne Sellars has told a safety inquiry. The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry heard that the Bowen Basin longwall operation was mining into a significant fault in the… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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Apr 07, 2021
Mine worker shares account of horror underground blast

Mine worker shares account of horror underground blast

Injured mine worker Wayne Sellars has told of a pressure wave that felt ‘like standing in a cyclone’ before the underground blast at Grosvenor that left him fleeing the scene ‘on fire’. Mr Sellars received burns to 70 per cent of his body in the May 6 incident, which also left four of his fellow… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, ...

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Apr 01, 2021
Injured miner to appear as Grosvenor inquiry resumes

Injured miner to appear as Grosvenor inquiry resumes

One of the five men injured in the Grosvenor blast in May last year will be among the witnesses to take the stand when the Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry resumes public hearings. Mine worker Wayne Sellars is due to testify on April 7, along with Simtars principal engineer Bipin Parmar. Board of Inquiry… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner...

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