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May 13, 2020
Calls to fast-track industrial manslaughter laws

Calls to fast-track industrial manslaughter laws

The miners’ union has called on the Queensland Government to bring forward the passage of new laws extending industrial manslaughter offences to the state’s mining industry. It comes in the wake of last week’s accident at Grosvenor coal mine.  CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland President Stephen Smyth has written to Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham… ...

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May 11, 2020
Board of Inquiry announced after Grosvenor gas blast

Board of Inquiry announced after Grosvenor gas blast

The State Government has announced an independent mine safety Board of Inquiry following a coal mine explosion last week that left five men with serious burns. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the board would be able to conduct public hearings, call witnesses and make broad inquiries, findings and recommendations relating to the underground gas… ...

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May 11, 2020
Inspectorate secures blast scene at Grosvenor

Inspectorate secures blast scene at Grosvenor

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate says it has secured the underground site at Grosvenor coal mine where a gas ignition injured five workers last week A staged re-entry commenced on Sunday at the Anglo American-owned mine near Moranbah. A QMI spokesman said today the investigation team remained on site and was progressing the investigation into the… ...

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May 10, 2020
Staged re-entry at underground blast site

Staged re-entry at underground blast site

A staged re-entry has commenced at the underground mine near Moranbah where five men were seriously injured in an explosion last week. Four men remain in a critical condition in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and another, aged 44, is decsribed as being in a good condition after suffering severe burns at Grosvenor mine on… ...

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May 09, 2020
Investigations continue on the site of a mine explosion

Investigations continue on the site of a mine explosion

A forensic investigator has joined the Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) team on site at Grosvenor Coal Mine as part of the ongoing investigation into the gas ignition event that caused burns injuries to five miners. Four miners remain listed as ‘critical’ and are being treated the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Two of them are… ...

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May 07, 2020
Board of inquiry mooted after Grosvenor explosion

Board of inquiry mooted after Grosvenor explosion

A board of inquiry into mine safety is on the table as Mines Minister  Anthony Lynham seeks answers on the explosion at Grosvenor coal mine near Moranbah. Speaking in Moranbah, Dr Lynham today said he had asked for urgent advice about establishing a board of inquiry. “The government wants answers; the families of these miners want answers; Queenslanders want answers,”...

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May 07, 2020
Gas concerns raised at mine before blast, union says

Gas concerns raised at mine before blast, union says

The underground coal mine at the centre of an horrific blast on Wednesday had experienced ongoing issues with high methane levels, the CFMEU says. Five men were airlifted to Brisbane after suffering severe burns in an underground explosion, believed to have been caused by ignition of gas on the longwall face at Anglo American’s Grosvenor… ...

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May 07, 2020
Critically injured miners airlifted after explosion

Critically injured miners airlifted after explosion

Five workers have been airlifted to Brisbane after suffering serious burns in an underground explosion at Grosvenor coal mine near Moranbah. Union sources say an ignition of gas on the longwall face was believed to have caused the explosion, which occurred about 3.15pm yesterday. The injured men were taken to Moranbah Hospital with significant burns… ...

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May 06, 2020
Five seriously injured in underground mine explosion

Five seriously injured in underground mine explosion

Five miners have been seriously injured in an underground explosion at Grosvenor coal mine near Moranbah in Central Queensland this afternoon. A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said this evening that the workers were being airlifted to Brisbane suffering significant burns. Union safety inspectors are attending the site and will undertake a thorough investigation into the… ...

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