ENVIRONMENT

Eleven Qld dust exceedances in six months

QUEENSLAND coal mine workers have recorded personal respirable crystalline silica exceedances on 11 occasions over the past six months while conducting stone drivage tasks and mining through faults and cavities.

 The Inspectorate issued directives to mines to review their dust management plans.

The Inspectorate issued directives to mines to review their dust management plans.

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate said those exceedances occurred across different underground mines, indicating that it was not a site-specific issue. "The magnitude of some of these exposures has...

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