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2 Miners Injured in Carborough Downs Coking Coal Mine of Fitzroy Resources

Coal News - Published on Wed, 29 Jul 2020

Image Source: Accident Carborough Downs Coal Mine Fitzroy Resources
Fitzroy Resources confirmed that 2 miners have been rushed to hospital after being struck by a falling piece of coal at Carborough Downs coking coal mine in central Queensland mine in Australia. The men were taken to nearby Moranbah Hospital, one with suspected head and spinal injuries and the other with hand and shoulder injuries. One man remained in hospital for observation overnight, but was released on Tuesday morning.

The incident comes two months after five men were left fighting for their lives, after suffering extensive burns to their upper bodies and airways in an explosion at another Moranbah mine on May 6.

The Fitzroy Australia Resources business has world class metallurgical coal assets and infrastructure in the renowned Bowen Basin of Central Queensland. Carborough Downs underground longwall mine is in central Queensland in the Bowen Basin, approximately 20 kilometres east of Moranbah and 180 kilometres southwest of Mackay. The Leichhardt seam that is currently being mined at Carborough Downs is relatively uniform and ranges from 4.5 to 5.7 metres thick. The mine produces predominantly coking coal with PCI coal as a secondary product.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 29 Jul 2020
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