Mine operations restart following double tragedy

March 22, 2023 8:14 am in by
MMG Duguld River, Queensland. Pic James Knowler

Underground work at the Dugald River Mine, near Cloncurry, has recommended almost five weeks after the deaths of two workers.

Bundaberg man Dylan Langridge and his colleague Trevor Davis died when their vehicle fell into a deep void in February.

The company in charge of the mine, MMG, has confirmed work has restarted.

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In an announcement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, MMG says operations recommenced this week.

“Following ongoing consultation with the Queensland Mines Inspectorate, the Dugald River mine has been approved to recommence operations from Tuesday 21 March 2023,” it reads.

“MMG would like to sincerely acknowledge the strong support and commitment the Dugald River operation has received from the local community and contract partners.

“The safety and wellbeing of our people remains our first priority and the company has made additional support available as underground operations recommence.

“We continue to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Dylan Langridge and Trevor Davis and their friends and colleagues.”

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Mining services company, Perenti, has established a safety transformation taskforce following the incident.


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