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Jul 08, 2019
Golding releases the name of team member fatally injured on mine site

Golding releases the name of team member fatally injured on mine site

Golding contractors has released the name of the man involved in a fatal accident at Baralaba North mine on Sunday. The following is a statement from the company. “We can now confirm the deceased was Jack Gerdes, an experienced mining operator, who had been engaged at Baralaba since December 2018. He had previously worked for Golding at another project for a number of years. At approx...

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Jul 08, 2019
Reporting standards add to workplace complacency

Reporting standards add to workplace complacency

The coal miners’ union has called for safety processes to be straightened out after a string of deaths in the industry this year. They joined the state government, Queensland Resources Council and Australian Workers Union at a meeting in Brisbane yesterday afternoon addressing workplace safety challenges which CFMEU state secretary Steve Smyth said was ‘constructive.’ There have been six fa...

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Jul 08, 2019
CuDeco restructure goes one step further

CuDeco restructure goes one step further

Copper miner CuDeco has entered into voluntary administration. Matthew Joiner and Jeremy Nipps of Cor Cordis have been appointed administrators. The AXS announcement said, “Part of the purpose of the appointment of the Voluntary Administrator is to investigate the company’s affairs, report and provide opinions to creditors regarding any proposals which may be submitted by the director...

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Jul 08, 2019
A week of strike action threatens capital city ports

A week of strike action threatens capital city ports

Wharfies are striking for 48 hours at DP World’s Brisbane, Sydney and Fremantle container terminals, and for 96 hours in Melbourne. The two day strike, which begins this morning in Brisbane, is the first in a series of 48 to 96 hour work stoppages. Sydney and Fremantle workers will strike this Thursday and Friday, and Melbourne will be out from Wednesday until Sunday morning. Workers hav...

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Jul 08, 2019
Works starts on pipeline to supply gas to the domestic market

Works starts on pipeline to supply gas to the domestic market

Energy infrastructure company, Jemena, has started construction of the Atlas Gas Pipeline.  Located approximately 20km south-west of Wandoan in Queensland, the Atlas Gas Pipeline Project will see Jemena and its partners construct a 60km, 8 inch steel-coated, buried gas pipeline and compressor station, which will connect gas from Senex Energy’s Atlas gas field to the east-coast gas market...

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Jul 08, 2019
Safety standards in the spotlight following fatality

Safety standards in the spotlight following fatality

All’s quiet at the Baralaba North coal mine west of Rockhampton with calls for a ‘reset’ in attitudes towards onsite safety. Mining contractor Golding ceased operations following the death of a 27-year-old man in an accident yesterday.  The coal miners’ union called for a 24 hour stoppage both as a show of respect for miners killed at work this year and a chance to focus on workplace s...

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Jul 08, 2019
Weekend fatality forces safety issues to a head

Weekend fatality forces safety issues to a head

The CFMEU Queensland District Secretary Steve Smyth is expected to meet with Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynam this evening to address what the union says is a crisis in safety standards. It follows the death in the early hours of yesterday morning of a 27-year-old man at Baralaba North coal mine located around 150 kilometres west of Rockhampton. In another accident, a 57-year-old man...

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Jul 07, 2019
Mining stalled in the wake of fatal accident

Mining stalled in the wake of fatal accident

Operations have ceased at a coal mine west of Rockhampton in the wake of a fatality this morning. Mining contractor Golding confirmed a 27-year-old man died in an accident on the Baralaba North coal mine. The company was working with police and the mines inspectorate in their investigations into the death said CEO Geoff Caton. Golding offered its sincere regrets Mr Caton said. &...

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Jul 07, 2019
Safety tops mining decision makers’ agenda

Safety tops mining decision makers’ agenda

Peak bodies will meet next week with government to work through issues surround the death of a coal mine worker on the Baralaba North site about 150kms west of Rockhampton early this morning. (Sunday 7 July)A worker at Glencore’s Collinsville coal mine in the northern Bowen Basin was severely injured in a separate incident later this morning.Queensland Resources Council will meet with the G...

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Jul 07, 2019
Call for coal mine ‘reset’ to involve 24 hour stoppage

Call for coal mine ‘reset’ to involve 24 hour stoppage

The coal miners’ union has called for a 24 hour stoppage both as a show of respect for miners killed at work this year and a chance to focus on workplace safety.  A man died in an incident believed to be very early this morning at Baralaba North coal mine, located around 150kms west of Rockhampton.  Within hours there was an accident resulting in serious injuries to a worker at Glencor...

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Jul 07, 2019
Fatality on CQ Coal Mine

Fatality on CQ Coal Mine

A second coal mine fatality in as many months has the Queensland Mines Minister calling for action. The death, at the Baralaba operations was followed by a serious injury this morning at Collinsville. The Baralaba Project is located in the Bowen Basin, Central Queensland, around 150km west of Rockhampton. There are two mines. Baralaba Coal Mine is located 3km no...

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Jul 06, 2019
Port master planning project advances with GHD on board

Port master planning project advances with GHD on board

GHD Advisory will undertake a detailed technical plan to map out options for developing the ports of Cairns and Mourilyan over a 30-year timeframe. The appointment is part of Ports North’s master planning project. Member for Cairns Michael Healy said GHD had significant experience in master planning ports across Australia. “They understand local issues too and have recent experien...

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Jul 06, 2019
Greenpower Energy runs the ruler over NQ gold projects

Greenpower Energy runs the ruler over NQ gold projects

Greenpower Energy has defined exploration targets at Camel Creek and Golden Cup mines as it undertakes due diligence on the possible acquisition of a raft of gold projects in North Queensland. The company has entered an option agreement with Q-Generate to acquire the former producing gold mines of Camel Creek, Golden Cup and Big Rush. They are part of the Golden Ant project and produced mo...

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Jul 06, 2019
Terms of reference out for CopperString power plan

Terms of reference out for CopperString power plan

Queenslanders can comment on the $1 billion CopperString powerline from Monday ( July 8), with the release of draft terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS). The 1100km, 275-kilovolt overhead high-voltage electricity transmission line will connect the North West Minerals Provence and Mount Isa to the National Electricity Market grid south of Townsville. Pro...

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Jul 05, 2019
CuDeco collapse leaves trail of debt and disappointment

CuDeco collapse leaves trail of debt and disappointment

Cava Hydraulics is among the local businesses that have worked for CuDeco since it opened its Rocklands mine in 2016, and owner Mick Tully says they had trouble getting paid from day one. His business has already successfully taken legal action to recover money owed, but he believes many others will be left out of pocket. Mr Tully was commenting after the announcement this week that three m...

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Jul 05, 2019
Hastings Deering opens next wave of apprenticeships

Hastings Deering opens next wave of apprenticeships

Hastings Deering will open applications for its 2020 apprenticeship intake on Monday, with 75 positions on offer. The mining and construction support company says it will be applying its newly developed business shaping initiative, ‘Together as One’, to the apprenticeship drive to create a diverse and powerful workforce. General manager- people and external affairs Vincent Cosgrove said t...

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Jul 05, 2019
APLNG funnels more gas to Australian manufacturing

APLNG funnels more gas to Australian manufacturing

Australia Pacific LNG has announced it will supply an additional 16.2 petajoules of natural gas to domestic customers. The group will supply explosives manufacturer Orica with 10.2 petajoules of gas over four years from 2021 and packaging manufacturer Orora with up to 6 petajoules of gas over three years (at their option commencing from 2023). “We’re delighted to be getting more gas to d...

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Jul 05, 2019
List highlights movers and shakers in innovation

List highlights movers and shakers in innovation

An engineer who turned his design talents to the demands of the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) is among those being honoured for their innovation by Engineers Australia. Aurecon associate mechanical engineer Matthew Dahms has been profiled by create magazine in its 2019 listing for Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers. “Engineering innovation plays a critical role in fac...

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