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Nov 22, 2021
Curragh operations halted as death probe continues

Curragh operations halted as death probe continues

The man killed at the Curragh coal mine near Blackwater at the weekend has been identified as experienced dragline operator Clark Peadon. Clark Peadon. Mine owner Coronado Global Resources said Mr Peadon had worked at Curragh since 2006, stating “he was a highly respected member of our team”. Operations at Curragh have been suspended as… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Nov 21, 2021
Curragh coal mine worker killed

Curragh coal mine worker killed

Investigations are underway after a worker was fatally injured while on duty overnight at Curragh coal mine near Blackwater. Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) said the incident occurred prior to 12.40am today. All work on site has ceased. “RSHQ inspectors are at site commencing inquiries into the nature and cause of the incident,” the… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Aug 24, 2021
New hatch seal guidelines sparked by coal mine death

New hatch seal guidelines sparked by coal mine death

New statewide guidelines have been issued on hatch seals in underground coal mines after coronial recommendations over the death of electrician Paul McGuire at a Bowen Basin mine. Mr McGuire died in May 2014 when he attempted to enter a sealed goaf area while calibrating gas sensors at Anglo American’s Grasstree mine.  The inquest heard… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members on...

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Jul 29, 2021
Safety conference allows for COVID restrictions

Safety conference allows for COVID restrictions

This year’s 32nd annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference (QMIHSC) is going to be presented as a virtual event. That’s on top of the actual conference being held on the Gold Coast.   The allowance has been made for those who are faced with border restrictions or have other work commitments. The conference is… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members...

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Jul 08, 2021
Deadline for businesses to register for Check-In Qld App

Deadline for businesses to register for Check-In Qld App

Queensland business owners being urged to register for the Check-In Qld app, which becomes mandatory from tomorrow (Friday 9 July) at 1am. An additional 77,000 businesses had already signed up for the public safety device in the two weeks since said since the announcement was made as part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Plan Roadmap, said… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland member...

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Jul 02, 2021
Sandvik introduces a 16-litre Stage V engine for underground truck

Sandvik introduces a 16-litre Stage V engine for underground truck

Sandvik has released a new engine option for its largest truck, Toro™ TH663i, for underground operations. This 16-litre Stage V engine from Volvo Penta deliveris 585 kW output.  The Toro™ TH663i truck’s Stage V engine is designed to meet the requirements for non-road engines in the power range over 560 kW.  In this power range,… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland ...

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Jun 30, 2021
Widespread Covid-19 restrictions in force

Widespread Covid-19 restrictions in force

The majority of the Queensland population is in lockdown this morning as a response to the latest Covid-19 scare. A three day lockdown for the south east corner and Townsville including Magnet and Palm Islands has started and will be reviewed again on Friday. There have been four new cases reported taking total number of… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Regist...

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Jun 29, 2021
Northern regional centre forced into Covid lockdown

Northern regional centre forced into Covid lockdown

COVID restrictions have been extended across a greater area of the state. A FiFo worker from Ipswich is among two positive cases identified today. It was the second among a group of 170 Brisbane-based miners who had been working on site in the Northern Territory. They were exposed by another miner who flew in from… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Jun 29, 2021
Travelling workers need to don safety kit and take COVID-19 precautions

Travelling workers need to don safety kit and take COVID-19 precautions

Resource areas are left out of the reconstructed COVID-19 measures which come into force today (Tuesday 29 June). But resource workers who have been in the south-east in the last 14 days are required to follow the reinstated restrictions. Related: Exposure sites in Queensland There were three new cases reported on the weekend including one… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members...

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