Queensland tightens blast laws

QUEENSLAND has tightened the laws around explosives to make it harder for those with active domestic violence orders in place to obtain licences to work in the state’s mines and quarries.

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The scene of an explosion caused after a truck carrying fertiliser crashed and rolled on the Mitchell Hwy in 2014, injuring eight people.

Queensland chief inspector of explosives Alex Mandl said with about 1.5 million tonnes of explosives used every year by the state's mining and quarrying industries safety was paramount.