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Peabody made provisions of US$149.6 million for equipment lost in the North Goonyella fire.
Cost per ton in Peabody's surface operations improved 6% compared to the prior year.
Meintjes' termination did not result from a disagreement with the company.
The inrush control zone prevented workers from being exposed to the fatal hazard.
The company has already furloughed approximately 280 positions at Wambo underground.
The restructure would lead to a reduction in the workforce and greater efficiencies.
Where possible affected employees will be offered roles at Peabody's other operations.
Evidence was available to demonstrate that mining operations had been modified.
Peabody also furloughed about 280 positions, including contractors at its Wambo mine.
Giants eye Peabody coal mine.
Champion had been a former managing director of Rio Tinto's Australian coal business.