Mines Safe From Closure: Safety & Health

August 21, 2017 Tara

Following last week’s report that four mines in Queensland faced closure due to dust monitoring, this week reports have come in that they have all met requirements to avoid harsh penalties.

Glencore’s Oaky North and Oaky No. 1 and AngloAmerican’s Moranbah North and Grosvenor mines failed to meet dust monitoring obligations in the second quarter of this year, and were facing closure or other harsh penalties as a result.

According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, a Queensland Mines Inspectorate spokesman said officers had met with the owners of the coal mines that failed to comply with dust monitoring obligations.

“We are satisfied that all four of the mines have now satisfied the requirements under the safety and health directives issued to them last Friday,” he said.

The directives required the four mines to review and address deficiencies in their safety and health management systems to ensure compliance with dust monitoring laws and prevent recurrence.

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