Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane:
Many of the 372,000 men and women working in Queensland’s resources industry do not know the mine workers critically injured at Grosvenor Mine near Moranbah in central Queensland yesterday.
But today each of us – as members of the resources family – send our prayers to them, their families and their workmates.
More than 100 industry representatives will join our regular Covid-19 teleconference update today. On that call, we will reaffirm our commitment, as an industry, to the priority of safety for all.
No one knows precisely what happened at Grosvenor Mine yesterday, and the Mines Inspectorate is undertaking a full investigation and it will make its findings.
No one should preempt those findings.
On behalf of the industry, I told Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham the Inspectorate will have our support and cooperation.
The Queensland Resources Council and its member companies have worked with the Government and unions on the expert reports into mine safety following the tragic loss of six lives since July 2018.
Dr Lynham has reaffirmed his commitment to work with us.
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