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Moranbah

May 05, 2021
Coalfields hub marks 50 years

Coalfields hub marks 50 years

Tales of the good old days echoed across the coalfields during Moranbah’s 50th birthday celebrations over the long weekend. Thousands of locals and visitors rolled up to over 12 planned events to pay tribute to the history and people that built the town. Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said Moranbah became ground zero for… ...

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May 14, 2020
Green light for Olive Downs coking coal mine

Green light for Olive Downs coking coal mine

Pembroke Resources has received key federal approvals for its $1 billion Olive Downs coking coal project, south-east of Moranbah in Central Queensland. The final approvals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act pave the way for the granting of mining leases and the start of construction, the company says. It follows the grant of… ...

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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 13, 2020
Carborough Downs cuts 160 jobs as COVID-19 bites

Carborough Downs cuts 160 jobs as COVID-19 bites

Fitzroy Australia Resources is shedding 160 contract positions at its Carborough Downs operation, about 20km east of Moranbah. The company says the cut is a direct result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Significant reductions in the price and demand for coking coal have occurred since mid-March due to lockdowns and reduced steel production across the… ...

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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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