My primary concern is obviously for the injured workers and their families following today’s underground incident at Anglo American’s Grosvenor coal mine near Moranbah.
My thoughts and prayers are with them and their workmates.
They are in the best of hands with Queensland’s world class medical teams in our public hospitals.
I‘m advised that two mines inspectors are on site, and two more will arrive tomorrow, including the Deputy Chief Inspector of Mines.
All other workers are accounted for and operations have ceased.
Worker safety is in this government’s DNA and I expect a thorough independent investigation by the mine safety regulator.
Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham