Aug 9th 2022
Queensland launches parliamentary inquiry into coal mine safety
The Queensland Government has launched a parliamentary inquiry to examine the safety culture in the local coal mining industry and how the industry has acted on recommendations from a report into an explosion at a central Queensland mine in 2020.
“It is critical that Queenslanders can be confident the resources industry is doing everything it possibly can to ensure the safety and health of the workers they employ, which is why an inquiry is important,” Resources Minister Scott Stewart said.
“The Transport and Resources Committee will be asked to conduct an inquiry into what the coal mining industry has done and plans to do, in response to the Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry’s recommendations, to make lasting changes to improve safety culture in the mining industry.”
The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry investigated the incident that seriously injured five workers and made 65 recommendations.
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