8th January 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Maules Creek Coal Pty Ltd over a collision involving two trucks at the Maules Creek Mine near Narrabri on 21 April 2018.

The Regulator alleges Maules Creek Coal Pty Ltd contravened Section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, by failing to comply with a health and safety duty under Section 19 of the Act.

The alleged Category 2 offence has a maximum penalty of $1.5 million.

The matter is set for mention in the NSW District Court in Sydney on 10 February 2020.

The Regulator’s investigation report can be found here

A Resources Regulator animation of the incident is available here

Information about the NSW Resources Regulator can be found here.