Fatality at Coronado's coal mine
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(Kitco News) - On Sunday a contract worker was killed at Coronado Global Resources's Curragh Mine located in Queensland Australia.
The cause of the accident was not divulged. Operations at the mine have been suspended to allow investigators to work.
The worker who died was an employee of Thiess, a mine supplier. On Thiess' website, it says the company is on its third successive contract with Coronado. Scope of work includes operation and maintenance of mobile plant and equipment, including a Bucyrus 495HR2 electric rope shovel. Thiess won an A$1.3 billion contract extension for work at the mine in September, reports International Mining.
Coronado Global Resources is an international producer of metallurgical coal with operations in Australia and the U.S.
The Curragh complex is located in the Bowen Basin, central Queensland, and has been operating since 1983.
In 2017 Curragh complex was the sixth-largest metallurgical coal mine in Australia by production.