Anglo American wins safety award for dust suppression system at Grasstree

Anglo American's Simon Burnett at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference Innovation Awards.

Anglo American has scooped top honours at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference Innovation Awards for its Grasstree mine in the Capcoal complex, Queensland.

The mining major won the Queensland Mining Industry Innovation Award for a dust suppression system implemented at the site that has seen a 96 per cent reduction in respirable dust particles since 2016.

Now in its 30th year, the Innovation Awards marks the end of the four-day Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference (QMIHS) was held at The Star Gold Coast with this year’s theme being ‘Realising Opportunities Together’.

Other winners included Glencore, which won an award for data log hydraulic tuning of excavators at its Clermont mine, and Evolution Mining, which won a People’s Choice Award for its Barrel Mate system.

“Preventing risk or hazard onsite is paramount for the Queensland resources industry and this year’s selection of finalists certainly raised the bar in creative, practical and cutting-edge solutions to mine site health and safety,” said Luca Rocchi, QMIHS co-chair.

“The awards are a testament to the industry’s ongoing commitment to improving health and safety standards and we congratulate our winners and finalists who have all shown great initiative and taken a proactive approach to reducing risks and improving health onsite, as part of their daily operations.”