May, 2020

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202006MayAll DayGROSVENOR COAL MINE EXPLOSION 2020Anglo American Moranbah (AU-QLD)Industry:MiningCountry:AustraliaLanguage:ENIncident:EXPLOSIONHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Methane


Five people have serious injuries after an explosion at Grosvenor coal mine at Moranbah in central Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

Key points:
– Five workers have suffered serious injuries after an explosion at the coal mine
– The injured have significant burns to their torsos and airways
– Mining company Anglo American says the mine has been evacuated and all other personnel are accounted for

The patients suffered burns to their upper bodies and airways and were taken to Moranbah Hospital in a serious condition.

Ambulance crews were called to the scene just after 3:00pm and multiple rescue helicopters were called in.

A spokesperson for Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said the explosion took place at Grosvenor coal mine, which is operated by Anglo American.

In a statement, mining company Anglo American said it was in the process of evacuating the mine and the emergency response was underway.

“Five people have been injured and transported to hospital. All of the injured people’s families have been contacted,” it read.

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