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Black lung parliamentary inquiry kicks off

Public hearings for the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into black lung disease have started today, just days after it was revealed an open cut miner was diagnosed with the potentially fatal disease...

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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...

National Safe Work Month launched

National Safe Work Month has been launched to raise awareness about workplace health and safety during the month of October. CEO of Safe Work Australia Michelle Baxter launched 2016 National Safe...

Vehicle fire protection standard revised

Fire safety standards for mobile transport owners and operators have been changed under the revised Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment. With...

Falling rock smashes through loader windscreen

A worker was injured at a New South Wales quarry after a large rock smashed through the front end loader he was operating and struck him. The large rock, weighing about 23 kilograms, fell about 17m...

Black Lung committee appointed for inquiry

Queensland Parliament has appointed a six-person Parliamentary select committee to inquire into how black lung re-emerged and how to prevent it. Minister for Natural resources and Mines Dr Anthony...

Coal train derails in Queensland

The Newlands coal line is set to reopen at 6pm tonight after a coking coal train derailed on September 11. An Aurizon spokesperson confirmed that last Sunday at 7.30am, a derailment of a loaded...

Fallen workers remembered on Miners Memorial Day

More than 1500 workers who have lost their lives in Queensland mines have been remembered today. The annual service, which is held in a Queensland mining community every year on September 19, is held...

Worker seriously injured when caught in moving conveyor

A boilermaker was de-gloved after becoming caught in a moving conveyor in June. The boilermaker was working alone while in the process of shutting down a crushing plant, according to a significant...