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Fifteenth case of black lung confirmed

A fifteenth case of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis has been confirmed this week. The mine worker, who has worked in underground longwall mines for 36 years, was given the all-clear on two...

Contractor killed at CQ mine

A 55-year-old man was fatally injured at Glencore’s Newlands coal mine, near Glenden, on Tuesday morning. The contractor was conducting maintenance work at the site’s coal handling and...

Support the #HardHatsStrongMinds campaign

Did you know the most likely cause of death of men under 45 years of age is suicide? The mining industry is a male-dominated one, and while our miners wear hard hats, steel caps and protective gear...

Rio Tinto fined $50k for sacking injured worker

A Federal Court judge has handed down a $50,000 penalty against Rio Tinto for victimising and illegally standing down a Hail Creek coal miner. The victim, Michael Haylett, injured his neck while...

Three new cases of black lung revealed

Three new cases of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis have been revealed by the CFMEU this week, just weeks after the disease killed one of them – a retired miner. The mining union said Mines...

Ipswich sinkhole caused by mine shaft

Mine shaft repair specialists will resume work on site today to assess ground stability and site safety at the Ipswich property where the sinkhole appeared on Tuesday. The sinkhole, which has grown...