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Queensland mining sector supports safety inquiry

Aug 16th 2022

Queensland mining sector supports safety inquiry

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the state Government's move to launch a parliamentary inquiry to investigate the coal mining industry's response to recommendations made after the 2020 Grosvenor mine explosion.

QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said that workplace safety is a priority for every mine operator in Queensland, adding that the state's mining industry is among the safest in the world.

"When it comes to worker safety, our industry operates on the basis that we're on an ongoing, continuous cycle of improvement and that any injury or fatality is unacceptable," he said.

"We look forward to sharing with the Queensland community just how seriously our companies take their responsibility to provide a safe operating environment and where improvements can be made in any area; we will listen and follow the experts' recommendations.

Mr Macfarlane said the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference would be held later this month, and about 1000 people are expected to attend the four-day event.

For more on this story, visit the Queensland Resources Council website.

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