Statement from QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane on Curragh mine fatality

The Queensland Resources Council is saddened by the tragic news of a worker’s death at the Curragh coal mine near Blackwater.

On behalf of the industry, QRC offers condolences to the worker’s family, friends and workmates.

The resources industry is tight-knit, so this tragedy will deeply affect everyone who works in and with the resources community.

Safety is always the resources sector’s number one priority. The industry is working with the Queensland Government and unions to ensure an ongoing safety focus to maximise safety across the sector.

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