Two more cases of black lung disease confirmed

Reported by Haydee | 04 Jul, 2016

Two more workers have been confirmed to have coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP), also known as black lung disease. This is according to Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources and Mines.


Warning against using outdoor gas heaters indoors

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jun, 2016

According to a news release, the Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Anthony Lynham warned against using outdoor gas heaters indoors, days before the official start of winter.

Conveyor Belt Maintenance Worker Fatally Injured

Reported by Haydee | 07 Jun, 2012

A 21-year-old worker died after being trapped in a conveyor belt around 7.10pm on Tuesday at a quarry in South Moranbah, southwest of Mackay. Ambulance crews were alerted to the incident just after 7pm but the worker was already dead by the time they have arrived. A spokesman from the Department of Natural Resources and …