Anglo American plans to introduce remote operations across its Queensland coal mines to improve safety and control plans following a gas ignition event at the Grosvenor mine in May.
Anglo American is anticipating a safe restart of the Grosvenor coal mine in Queensland for the second half of next year.
The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry will commence public hearings next month after being set up following Anglo American’s gas ignition event at the Grosvenor coal mine.
An Anglo American spokesperson has informed Safe to Work that elevated gas readings that occurred at the Grosvenor mine site last month “may have been an indicator of a brief ignition event.”
Anglo American has reported an increase in gas levels at the Grosvenor coal mine in Queensland due to the oxidation of coal while mining activities have been suspended.