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Court refuses stay of enforcement action against former mine officials

12 May 2022

Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) has successfully resisted an application to suspend the effect of enforcement action taken against two former officials of North Goonyella mine, while an appeal of the enforcement action is underway.

Industry leader briefings reinforce the need for change

04 May 2022

Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ) today released its annual briefing for the resources industry to provoke thought, discussion and action from industry leaders.

Quarry operators on notice to improve safety performance

14 December 2021

A quarry operator in the Darling Downs region has been fined $45,000 for failing to discharge its obligation to ensure that risk to workers at the quarry was at an acceptable level.

Doctor’s registration with RSHQ suspended for substandard medical examinations

03 November 2021

On 13 September 2021, a doctor’s approval under the Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme was suspended for 12 months after failing to show due care and skill in carrying out medical examinations.

Former North Goonyella mine officials’ statutory certificates of competency cancelled

12 October 2021

On 11 October 2021, the Chief Executive Officer, Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) cancelled the statutory certificates of competency of two former officials at North Goonyella coal mine, finalising an enforcement process relating to an underground fire that occurred at the mine in 2018.

Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry’s part 2 report tabled in parliament

14 June 2021

Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) welcomes the Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry’s part 2 report, tabled in the Queensland parliament on Monday 14 June 2021 by the Honourable Scott Stewart MP, Minister for Resources.

An individual was fined $5,000 and ordered to pay $2,000 in compensation for unlicensed gas work

24 March 2021

On 18 March 2021, the defendant pleaded guilty and was sentenced in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court for carrying out unlicensed gas work and failing to comply with safety requirements by leaving an open-ended pipe uncapped. The defendant was also ordered to pay $2,000 in compensation to the injured worker.

Quarry operator fined $180,000 for breaching safety obligations resulting in the loss of a young man’s life

26 February 2021

On 25 February 2021 a quarry operator and two of its employees pleaded guilty and were sentenced in the Emerald Industrial Magistrates Court for offences relating to failing to ensure risk to persons from quarrying operations was at an acceptable level.

Company fined $60,000 for failing in its general obligation to keep risk to an acceptable level

04 February 2021

On 29 January 2021, the defendant company pleaded guilty and was sentenced in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for failing in its general obligation to take all reasonable steps to ensure no person was exposed to an unacceptable level of risk in relation to high pressure cleaning equipment (operating plant) that a worker was using at a gas wellsite near Clifford Queensland.

Last updated: 14 Dec 2021