Queensland DNRME files charges against mining companies


Thursday, 30 January, 2020

Queensland DNRME files charges against mining companies

The Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) has filed charges against a mining company, BMA, and a BMA representative. It is alleged that the company breached statutory safety and health regulations, resulting in the death of Mr Allan Houston in December 2018. Proceedings have also commenced against two Queensland quarry operators and their representatives, following two fatal incidents in 2018 that also breached health and safety obligations.

A Glencore run coal handling and preparation plant has also been charged with breaching safety and health obligations and causing serious injuries to a coalmine worker, with proceedings currently underway. The Queensland Resources Safety and Health Regulator prosecutes when it is in the public interest, and there is enough evidence to secure a conviction.

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