Baralaba and Collinsville mine incidents

The Minerals Council of Australia extends its sincere sympathy to family, friends and colleagues of the Baralaba miner who has tragically lost his life.

Our thoughts extend to the mineworker who suffered serious injuries at Collinsville this morning.

Australia’s minerals industry’s number one value and commitment is the safety and health of the workforce, where everyone who goes to work in the industry returns home safely.

The loss of life in Australian mining is unacceptable.

The minerals industry will work harder to become free of fatalities, injuries and industrial diseases.

The Minerals Council of Australia will work with all mining state councils, governments, unions and stakeholders to ensure that the safety of our workforce is a priority on all mine sites.

Clearly even greater effort is needed based on leadership, systems, people, culture and behaviour.

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