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Conference Paper

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Publication Details

Martin Watkinson, What are the outcomes from 21 years of level 1 emergency exercises in Queensland?, in Naj Aziz and Bob Kininmonth (eds.), Proceedings of the 2019 Coal Operators Conference, Mining Engineering, University of Wollongong, 18-20 February 2019, 236-242.


Level 1 emergency exercises have been run annually in Queensland since 1998. The 21st exercise was run in July 2018 at Grosvenor mine. This paper will discuss and identify the improvements to emergency response and coal mine safety that have resulted from the running of these exercises.