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Miner Killed at Carborough Downs Coal Mine in Central Queensland

Coal News - Published on Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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A miner has been killed at an underground coal mine in Queensland's Central Highlands in the early hours of Monday, the seventh death in the state's resources industry in about 18 months. Fitzroy Resources Australia said in a statement that 57-year-old Brad Duxbury, from Ipswich west of Brisbane, was fatally injured in a tragic incident at the company's Carborough Downs mine site, north-east of Moranbah.

The company's chief executive officer Grant Polwarth said "Ee are all extremely saddened by this tragic incident and we extend our deepest sympathies to Brad's family and friends. Fitzroy's current focus is on supporting Brad's family, friends and all of the Fitzroy workforce impacted by this event.”

CFMEU mining and energy president Stephen Smyth said it was time to expand the state's industrial manslaughter laws to cover mining and quarries. He said “"Industrial manslaughter is no longer negotiable, industrial manslaughter needs to come into place.”

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 27 Nov 2019
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