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Tighter laws to protect coal miners against black lung

Tighter rules to protect Queensland miners from coal workers pneumoconiosis will officially kick in from January 1. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr...

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Fatality-free year for mining and quarry industries

The Queensland metalliferous mining, quarrying and coal mining industries experienced a fatality-free year in 2015-16, according to the Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health’s annual performance...

Tougher groundwater extraction laws proposed

Resource companies wanting to take groundwater for mining activities will be subject to tougher assessment of environmental impacts under proposed new laws. Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles, who...

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Fourth case of black lung confirmed in a week

A fourth case of black lung has been confirmed in less than a week, bringing the total number of coal miners diagnosed to 11. The Department of Natural Resources and Mines announced the latest victim...

Worker injured after being pinned by HOBO wrench

A worker received serious leg injuries after undergoing maintenance on a blast-hole drill rig. The maintenance fitter had removed the mast from the drill rig, and had disconnected the hydraulics from...

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