Moranbah North operations restart

Anglo American has resumed operations at the Moranbah North coal mine in Queensland following last week’s underground incident.

The company halted production at the Central Queensland site when two pieces of machinery collided, leading to the death of one worker and leaving several others injured.

Anglo American announced yesterday that it was still investigating the incident but operations had restarted.

The Queensland safety inspector, which is also still investigating the accident, allowed mining activities to restart last Friday.

Anglo American decided to allow for additional time before its team resumed activities, including the longwall move, yesterday.

Head of underground operations Glen Britton said, “This is a difficult time for our people, their families and the Moranbah community as we come to terms with the tragic loss of our colleague, Bradley Hardwick, and we will continue to provide support wherever needed.

“Our four colleagues who were injured in the incident are all recovering well. We are providing support to assist in their return to work when they are ready.”

The incident between a personnel carrier and a grading vehicle occurred in the access drift close to the surface of the mine.

Moranbah North is an underground longwall mine which began operating in 1998. The mining operation employs more than 600 people.

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