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Queensland Mines Inspectorate

Jan 19, 2021
Safety alert issued after truck cabin explosion

Safety alert issued after truck cabin explosion

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has issued a statewide safety alert after an explosion in a truck cabin last week causing serious burns to an underground mine worker’s face, hands and chest. The air-conditioning system was the source of the blast, which dislodged some of the cabin windows. Investigations are ongoing, however early findings indicate that… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Jan 16, 2020
Tyre-fitting ban directive at fatal mine accident site

Tyre-fitting ban directive at fatal mine accident site

Curragh mine owner Coronado Global Resources has revealed a ban on relevant tyre and wheel-rim fitting activities at the coal site after Sunday’s fatal accident. All operations at the Blackwater mine have been suspended since Thiess employee Donald Rabbitt (pictured) was killed during a tyre change in the main workshop. The company today announced that… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Dec 09, 2019
Progress towards Eloise copper mine restart

Progress towards Eloise copper mine restart

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate says it is reviewing the directive suspending operations at the Eloise copper mine after information provided by the operators today (December 9). The inspectorate ordered a halt in activity on November 18 due to safety concerns. A spokeswoman said today it was now allowing limited work to be undertaken underground. Eloise… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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Dec 06, 2019
Eloise copper operations remain on hold

Eloise copper operations remain on hold

Operations remain suspended at the Eloise copper mine, about 60km south-east of Cloncurry, the Queensland Mines Inspectorate says. “To date (6 December 2019) Eloise Copper Mine has not demonstrated to the QMI that the risk to workers is at an acceptable level,” a QMI spokeswoman said. “Subsequently operations remain suspended. “The safety of Queensland mine… This con...

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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… This content is for iQ In...

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