BMA resumes Daunia operations with team in self-isolation

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BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has put a small number of its Daunia mine workers in Queensland in self-isolation after they engaged a supplier who tested positive for coronavirus.

The supplier, who visited the Daunia mine has been quarantined in line with recommendations from health authorities.

A BHP spokesperson said the supplier had limited contact with the team at Daunia.

“A small number of people were identified as having close contact with the individual and are in self-isolation as a precaution,” the spokesperson said.

“We are providing support and care to those impacted.”

Normal operations have continued at the Daunia mine following a health risk assessment and medical advice.

The Daunia mine is one of the seven coal mines BMA operates in the Bowen Basin.

Leaders of the resources sector are set to reconvene to organise a plan against the impact of the coronavirus pandemic this month.

“The MCA (Minerals Council of Australia) will soon convene a working group of its members to ensure mine sites stay safe, open and in production as demand for Australia’s world-class minerals remains strong,” MCA chief executive Tania Constable said.