CFMEU statement regarding Grosvenor event

Published: 7 May 2020

The CFMEU is aware an event that occurred underground at Anglo’s Grosvenor Mine this afternoon.

Union safety inspectors are attending the site and will undertake a thorough, independent investigation into causes of what appears to be an ignition of gas on the longwall face.

CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland District President Stephen Smyth said the immediate priority was taking care of affected workers.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured workers and their families, and all the workers at Grosvenor affected by today’s events,” he said.

“The Union will do everything possible to support a return to safe conditions at the mine and get to the bottom of what has occurred today.

“Explosions are the worst nightmare for underground coal miners; we will make sure no stone is left unturned.”

The Union has no further comment about the event at this stage.