Place Change panel 3 is on hold subject to clear demonstration of the success of panel 1.
The company notified relevant authorities in line with standard procedures.
The rock fall will also lead to 21 workers being laid off.
Changing strata conditions have led to a review of the remaining sumping reserves.
There are 97 in the workforce and all of them are impacted.
The company expects no meaningful North Goonyella volumes for three or more years.
Cook was operating as scheduled with two continuous miners cutting underground.
Efforts to recover the CM13 continuous miner were continuing.
Ongoing roof failures in old roadways increased the risk levels.
The Mining & Petroleum Competence board agreed that the proposal should be subject to consultation.
Water and mud was still contained in the shaft, above the level of the drain holes.
Explosives company introduces multi-sensor data analyser
Currently all environmental management plans are under review.
The drilling division has an order book which should deliver more than $200 million in revenues.
The end of the current panel should occur in the September quarter leading to a second planned move.
A decision was made by the company to withdraw from using the current mine entries.
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