Anglo American donates equipment to underground training facility

Anglo American has donated mining equipment to cleanskin trainer Mastermyne for the opening of its latest Myne Start training facility in Pinkenba, Brisbane.

The miner joined QLD mines minister Andrew Cripps and QRC head Michael Roche at the official opening of the facility on Friday.

Anglo's head of human resources, David Diamond, said the miner's has already used Myne Start's other training facility for its new employee training.

In donating the underground mining equipment, Diamond said that the facility will become a key part of Anglo's future infrastructure for training underground miners.

"The new Brisbane facility is located lose to the key South East Queensland source market for Anglo American's Bowen Basin projects and we are proud to have donated the underground mining equipment that will be used to upskill the industry's future underground experts," he said.

"We are looking forward to exploring new ways to grow our relationship with Myne Start as they develop new pathways into the underground coal sector for future employees.

Mastermyne was the winner of the 2011 Australian Mining Employer of the Year.

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