25th February 2020

A WHS enforceable undertaking submitted by Clarence Coal Pty Ltd has been rejected by the Regulator.

On 31 January 2020, an undertaking was submitted for consideration, which proposed a number of obligations by Clarence Coal to deliver benefits to workers, industry and the community.

The proposed undertaking was submitted after an investigation into an incident at the mine on 4 July 2018, which found two workers were seriously injured when material from a rib and cornice fell on them.

The Regulator considered the undertaking, and on 24 February 2020 rejected the proposal, being of the view the circumstances of the incident warranted strong specific, and general deterrence.

See WHS undertaking proposal and reasons for decision