Coronado gets green light to resume Curragh operations


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Coronado Global Resources is set to restart all tyre and wheel rim fitting activities at the Curragh coal mine in Queensland following an incident in January.

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) was satisfied the operations could recommence safely and has lifted its suspension of tyre and wheel rim fitting works.

The QMI developed a return to work plan to ensure all future tyre work is completed in a safe and controlled manner.

Tyre and wheel rim fitting operations were halted at the Bowen Basin mine after a Thiess employee was fatally injured while changing a tyre in the main workshop on January 12.

Operations were suspended for five days following the incident as the QMI and other authorities attended the site and launched an incident investigation.

“The company was supportive of the directive and all efforts to improve safety at its operations,” Coronado stated in a media release.

“Coronado continues to conduct its own investigation to understand the causes of the incident and continues to support the third-party reviews underway.”

Coronado has resumed production in a phased approach since January 17. There will be no more ongoing restrictions on operations.

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