Earth Resources Regulation has warned coal mine operators of fire safety ahead of the high fire danger period this summer.
The New South Wales Resources Regulator is urging current and former coal mine workers to maintain regular health screening after investigating a former coal mine worker diagnosed with a mixed dust disease in 2017.
The long-awaited re-entry to the Pike River coal mine has been delayed after the New Zealand Government made a commitment to return in November 2018.
Peabody Energy’s financial performance in the March quarter has been dented by a fire that broke out at the North Goonyella coal mine in Queensland.
A worker was reported dead at Peabody Energy-owned Wilpinjong coal mine near Mudgee in New South Wales.
The fire that started at Peabody’s North Gonyella coal mine in Bowen Basin in early September has not been completely extinguished, though great progress was starting to show.
Significant reductions in respirable dust levels have been recorded in Queensland’s coal mining industry, according to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME).
Glencore’s Ravensworth open cut operations were being recognised for their safety initiatives in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.