More Miners Will Die' Unless Safety Taken Seriously: Report

Queensland mine workers will continue to be killed on the job unless the industry takes the dangers they face seriously, a comprehensive review of the sector has found.

BHP and Mitsubishi had suffered safety incidents at their Queensland coking coal mines in recent years.CREDIT:ROBERT ROUGH

Report author Dr Sean Brady, a forensic structural engineer, said the industry seemed to be operating with the idea that the deaths were unavoidable because the work being done was inherently dangerous.

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