The Queensland Government and resources industry has held an urgent meeting on the mining sector’s safety performance in the wake of four fatal incidents this year.
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has slowly resumed its operations at the Saraji coal mine in the Bowen Basin, Queensland following a tragic incident on New Year’s Eve.
The New Zealand Government has chosen to re-enter the Pike River mine drift via the “simplest and safest plan”, eight years since multiple explosions resulted in 29 fatalities on November 19 2010.
A worker was reported dead at Peabody Energy-owned Wilpinjong coal mine near Mudgee in New South Wales.
Rio Tinto’s Pilbara iron ore shipments of 81.9 million tonnes (Mt) this September quarter experienced a five percent decline from the same period last year, as the company took maintenance and safety pauses across all its operations.
Malcolm Broomhead, chairman of explosives company Orica, explained at the company’s annual general meeting that several executives would receive bonus cuts in light of two work fatalities during the 2017 financial year.