Statement on Queensland mine incident

Published Wednesday, 15 September, 2021 at 01:54 PM

Minister for Resources
The Honourable Scott Stewart

I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of the man who has passed away last night at the Gregory Crinum mine site in Central Queensland.

I also hope for a full and speedy recovery for the man who was injured.

I would like to recognise the professionalism of first responders, including those from the Queensland Mines Rescue Service and our emergency services.

Three people from the Queensland Mines Inspectorate are on site and have begun their investigation into the nature and cause of the incident.

Any loss of life on our mine sites is unacceptable, and it is my expectation the Queensland Mines Inspectorate and Resources Safety and Health Queensland will investigate this incident thoroughly and with diligence.

Operations at the Crinum mine have been suspended while the investigation is underway.