QMI Updated Statement on Grosvenor Coal Mine Incident
Please attribute to Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) spokesperson (Update as at 5.00pm 7 May 2020)
Deputy Chief Inspector is now on site at the Grosvenor Coal Mine (7 March) as the Lead Investigator to progress the investigation into the gas ignition event that caused injuries to five workers.
The QMI team working on this investigation now includes the Lead Investigator supported by additional Inspectors and a Principal Investigations Officer.
This QMI team is working with mine operator Anglo American who is continuing to monitor the atmosphere underground.
Anglo American are also preparing a risk assessment for a planned safe mine re-entry.
QMI will comprehensively review the finalised risk assessment and ensure appropriate controls are in place for safe re-entry.
To assist with the ongoing investigation a 3D scanner has been mobilised from SIMTARS and will be onsite this evening.
The 3D scanner will be used to survey and map the incident scene for further analysis during the investigation.
Safety of workers is paramount and mine operations remain suspended and will not commence until it is safe to do so.
Last updated 7 May 2020