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Poor driving behaviour won’t be copped by police during operation

SPEEDING, drink or drug driving, not wearing your seatbelt or taking a call as you drive in Western NSW – police officers have you in their sights. Operation Chrome is a two-day police blitz running this Friday and Saturday and “poor driving behaviours” from motorists will be targeted. Fatigued motorists will also be a priority for all officers. READ ALSO: Electrical fault blamed for overnight blaze in rugby club's shed In an effort to reduce road trauma and save lives on country roads, police from all districts in the region will be out in force. NSW Police Western Region Commander Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie said a reduction in rural road trauma was a top priority for officers in the entire region. “If you are on the road and doing something wrong, you can expect to be stopped by police in an unmarked car, [by] general duties police, or one of our highway patrol officers,” he said. “Our main aim is to stop fatal crashes before they happen. “Road safety is everyone&#03..

SPEEDING, drink or drug driving, not wearing your seatbelt or taking a call as you drive in Western NSW – police officers have you in their sights. Operation Chrome is a two-day police blitz running this Friday and Saturday and "poor driving behaviours" from motorists will be targeted. Fatigued motorists will also be a priority for all officers. READ ALSO: Electrical fault blamed for overnight blaze in rugby club's shed In an effort to reduce road trauma and save lives on country roads, police from all districts in the region will be out in force. NSW Police Western Region Commander Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie said a reduction in rural road trauma was a top priority for officers in the entire region. "If you are on the road and doing something wrong, you can expect to be stopped by police in an unmarked car, [by] general duties police, or one of our highway patrol officers," he said. "Our main aim is to stop fatal crashes before they happen. "Road safety is everyone's responsibility. If everyone takes personal responsibility for their actions, it will save lives. It's that simple." READ ALSO: Body found in Brisbane sewage holding tank was a former Parkes man Western Region Traffic Tactician Inspector Jason Bush said it was up to everyone to do "their part" to make the roads a safer place. "Sadly, we have already lost 33 lives on Western NSW roads this year. Most crashes happen in rural and regional areas, which is why you will see us in numbers this weekend," he said. "We make no apologies for taking licences away from anyone who puts themselves and other road users at risk through dangerous driving behaviours." READ ALSO: Dogs unable to escape morning house fire at Central West property Do you love local news? Why not subscribe.

SPEEDING, drink or drug driving, not wearing your seatbelt or taking a call as you drive in Western NSW – police officers have you in their sights.

Operation Chrome is a two-day police blitz running this Friday and Saturday and "poor driving behaviours" from motorists will be targeted.

Fatigued motorists will also be a priority for all officers.

In an effort to reduce road trauma and save lives on country roads, police from all districts in the region will be out in force.

NSW Police Western Region Commander Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie said a reduction in rural road trauma was a top priority for officers in the entire region.

Drivers and riders should expect to see more police on Western region rural roads and highways over the weekend.https://t.co/nmDj64xuYO

— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) Read More – Source

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Prosecution proceedings commenced against Moolarben Coal

In an announcement from the NSW Government office of Planning and Environment it has been revealed that the NSW Resources Regulator will take court action against major mine employer in the Mudgee region, Moolarben Coal. The release is in full below: The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and one of its former contract workers for alleged contraventions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to a dangerous shot firing incident at the Moolarben Coal Mine near Mudgee. The Regulator will allege that, on 17 May 2017, six workers were exposed to a risk of death or serious injury when flyrock from mine blasting activities landed near the workers, located within the mine's prescribed 500 metre personnel exclusion zone – a breach of the mine's blasting rules. The Resources Regulator's investigation report into the incident can be found here. The Regulator has commenced Category 2 proceedings for fai..

In an announcement from the NSW Government office of Planning and Environment it has been revealed that the NSW Resources Regulator will take court action against major mine employer in the Mudgee region, Moolarben Coal. The release is in full below: The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and one of its former contract workers for alleged contraventions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to a dangerous shot firing incident at the Moolarben Coal Mine near Mudgee. The Regulator will allege that, on 17 May 2017, six workers were exposed to a risk of death or serious injury when flyrock from mine blasting activities landed near the workers, located within the mine's prescribed 500 metre personnel exclusion zone – a breach of the mine's blasting rules. The Resources Regulator's investigation report into the incident can be found here. The Regulator has commenced Category 2 proceedings for failing to comply with duties imposed under sections 19 and 28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. The alleged offences have a maximum penalty of $1,500,000 in the case of Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and $300,000 in the case of the worker. The matters are set down for first mention in the NSW District Court on 24 June 2019. As the matter is now before the Court, further details will not be released. Owners of Moolarben Coal, Yancoal, have made the following response. "Yancoal is considering its position in relation to this matter," a spokesman said. "Given that the matter is the subject of legal proceedings, it is inappropriate for Yancoal to comment further." Read more:

In an announcement from the NSW Government office of Planning and Environment it has been revealed that the NSW Resources Regulator will take court action against major mine employer in the Mudgee region, Moolarben Coal.

The release is in full below:

The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and one of its former contract workers for alleged contraventions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to a dangerous shot firing incident at the Moolarben Coal Mine near Mudgee.

The Regulator will allege that, on 17 May 2017, six workers were exposed to a risk of death or serious injury when flyrock from mine blasting activities landed near the workers, located within the mine's prescribed 500 metre personnel exclusion zone – a breach of the mine's blasting rules.

The Resources Regulator's investigation report into the incident can be found here.

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Jimmy Barnes including Central West on new tour schedule

AUSTRALIA'S most well known Working Class Man is coming to the Central West in November as part of his new tour. The 18-date tour will wind its way around Australia and New Zealand before arriving in Tullamore, near Dubbo, on November 2. Barnsey will be taking to the stage in Tullamore with special guest Troy Cassar-Daley who wrote Jimmy's latest hit Shutting Down Our Town. READ MORE: Jimmy wows crowds in Central West during his last visit The tour, called Shutting Down Your Town, will see Barnsey playing all his classic hits from his acclaimed new album, My Criminal Record, that is due for release on May 31. His tour will commence in mid September, with tickets to all shows on sale to the general public on Friday, May 31. VIDEO: Jimmy Barnes' new song Shutting Down Our Town Members of Jimmy's mailing list will get pre-sale access from Wednesday, May 29. Barnes is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll and during years his bestselling memoirs Working Class B..

AUSTRALIA'S most well known Working Class Man is coming to the Central West in November as part of his new tour. The 18-date tour will wind its way around Australia and New Zealand before arriving in Tullamore, near Dubbo, on November 2. Barnsey will be taking to the stage in Tullamore with special guest Troy Cassar-Daley who wrote Jimmy's latest hit Shutting Down Our Town. READ MORE: Jimmy wows crowds in Central West during his last visit The tour, called Shutting Down Your Town, will see Barnsey playing all his classic hits from his acclaimed new album, My Criminal Record, that is due for release on May 31. His tour will commence in mid September, with tickets to all shows on sale to the general public on Friday, May 31. VIDEO: Jimmy Barnes' new song Shutting Down Our Town Members of Jimmy's mailing list will get pre-sale access from Wednesday, May 29. Barnes is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll and during years his bestselling memoirs Working Class Boy and Working Class Man, and their accompanying sold-out theatre tours, have struck a deep chord across his homeland. READ ALSO: Exclusive – parents fined for sending kids to school just eight days out of 48 Now it's time to finally return to what he loves most – electrifying audiences with one of the greatest catalogues in the history of Australian rock with the Shutting Down Your Town tour featuring Cold Chisel anthems, solo classics like Working Class Man and Ain't No Second Prize plus his current radio hit, Shutting Down Our Town. His new album, My Criminal Record, has distilled and expanded upon his two best-selling memoirs to create 13 pieces of burning, heartland rock and roll. It will resonate with anyone who has ever found themselves standing on the outside, looking in. VIDEO: Jimmy Barnes during his book-signing visit in Bathurst Shutting Down Our Town was written by Troy Cassar-Daley especially for Barnes, after Troy finished reading Working Class Boy. "It's been 10 years since I made an original rock record and I can't wait to get out there and play these songs, along with all the old favourites, to a live audience. It's going to be great," Jimmy said. READ ALSO: Sawn-off shotgun discovery leads to 18-month jail sentence Fans are reminded to only buy tickets by following the direct ticket links listed here. People who choose to ignore this clear advice and who instead use search engines like Google to find tickets typically get steered to unofficial reselling sites like Viagogo that often lead to rip offs.

AUSTRALIA'S most well known Working Class Man is coming to the Central West in November as part of his new tour.

The 18-date tour will wind its way around Australia and New Zealand before arriving in Tullamore, near Dubbo, on November 2.

Barnsey will be taking to the stage in Tullamore with special guest Troy Cassar-Daley who wrote Jimmy's latest hit Shutting Down Our Town.

The tour, called Shutting Down Your Town, will see Barnsey playing all his classic hits from his acclaimed new album, My Criminal Record, that is due for release on May 31.

His tour will commence in mid September, with tickets to all shows on sale to the general public on Friday, May 31.

VIDEO: Jimmy Barnes' new song Shutting Down Our Town

Members of Jimmy's mailing list will get pre-sale access from Wednesday, May 29.

Barnes is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll and during years his bestselling memoirs Working Class Boy and Working Class Man, and their accompanying sold-out theatre tours, have struck a deep chord across his homeland.

Now it's time to finally return to what he loves most – eleRead More – Source

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Prosecution proceedings commenced against Moolarben Coal

In an announcement from the NSW Government office of Planning and Environment it has been revealed that the NSW Resources Regulator will take court action against major mine employer in the Mudgee region, Moolarben Coal. The release is in full below: The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and one of its former contract workers for alleged contraventions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to a dangerous shot firing incident at the Moolarben Coal Mine near Mudgee. The Regulator will allege that, on 17 May 2017, six workers were exposed to a risk of death or serious injury when flyrock from mine blasting activities landed near the workers, located within the mine's prescribed 500 metre personnel exclusion zone – a breach of the mine's blasting rules. The Resources Regulator's investigation report into the incident can be found here. The Regulator has commenced Category 2 proceedings for fai..

In an announcement from the NSW Government office of Planning and Environment it has been revealed that the NSW Resources Regulator will take court action against major mine employer in the Mudgee region, Moolarben Coal. The release is in full below: The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and one of its former contract workers for alleged contraventions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to a dangerous shot firing incident at the Moolarben Coal Mine near Mudgee. The Regulator will allege that, on 17 May 2017, six workers were exposed to a risk of death or serious injury when flyrock from mine blasting activities landed near the workers, located within the mine's prescribed 500 metre personnel exclusion zone – a breach of the mine's blasting rules. The Resources Regulator's investigation report into the incident can be found here. The Regulator has commenced Category 2 proceedings for failing to comply with duties imposed under sections 19 and 28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. The alleged offences have a maximum penalty of $1,500,000 in the case of Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and $300,000 in the case of the worker. The matters are set down for first mention in the NSW District Court on 24 June 2019. As the matter is now before the Court, further details will not be released. Owners of Moolarben Coal, Yancoal, have made the following response. "Yancoal is considering its position in relation to this matter," a spokesman said. "Given that the matter is the subject of legal proceedings, it is inappropriate for Yancoal to comment further." Read more:

In an announcement from the NSW Government office of Planning and Environment it has been revealed that the NSW Resources Regulator will take court action against major mine employer in the Mudgee region, Moolarben Coal.

The release is in full below:

The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and one of its former contract workers for alleged contraventions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to a dangerous shot firing incident at the Moolarben Coal Mine near Mudgee.

The Regulator will allege that, on 17 May 2017, six workers were exposed to a risk of death or serious injury when flyrock from mine blasting activities landed near the workers, located within the mine's prescribed 500 metre personnel exclusion zone – a breach of the mine's blasting rules.

The Resources Regulator's investigation report into the incident can be found here.

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Poor driving behaviour won’t be copped by police during operation

SPEEDING, drink or drug driving, not wearing your seatbelt or taking a call as you drive in Western NSW – police officers have you in their sights. Operation Chrome is a two-day police blitz running this Friday and Saturday and “poor driving behaviours” from motorists will be targeted. Fatigued motorists will also be a priority for all officers. READ ALSO: Electrical fault blamed for overnight blaze in rugby club's shed In an effort to reduce road trauma and save lives on country roads, police from all districts in the region will be out in force. NSW Police Western Region Commander Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie said a reduction in rural road trauma was a top priority for officers in the entire region. “If you are on the road and doing something wrong, you can expect to be stopped by police in an unmarked car, [by] general duties police, or one of our highway patrol officers,” he said. “Our main aim is to stop fatal crashes before they happen. “Road safety is everyone&#03..

SPEEDING, drink or drug driving, not wearing your seatbelt or taking a call as you drive in Western NSW – police officers have you in their sights. Operation Chrome is a two-day police blitz running this Friday and Saturday and "poor driving behaviours" from motorists will be targeted. Fatigued motorists will also be a priority for all officers. READ ALSO: Electrical fault blamed for overnight blaze in rugby club's shed In an effort to reduce road trauma and save lives on country roads, police from all districts in the region will be out in force. NSW Police Western Region Commander Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie said a reduction in rural road trauma was a top priority for officers in the entire region. "If you are on the road and doing something wrong, you can expect to be stopped by police in an unmarked car, [by] general duties police, or one of our highway patrol officers," he said. "Our main aim is to stop fatal crashes before they happen. "Road safety is everyone's responsibility. If everyone takes personal responsibility for their actions, it will save lives. It's that simple." READ ALSO: Body found in Brisbane sewage holding tank was a former Parkes man Western Region Traffic Tactician Inspector Jason Bush said it was up to everyone to do "their part" to make the roads a safer place. "Sadly, we have already lost 33 lives on Western NSW roads this year. Most crashes happen in rural and regional areas, which is why you will see us in numbers this weekend," he said. "We make no apologies for taking licences away from anyone who puts themselves and other road users at risk through dangerous driving behaviours." READ ALSO: Dogs unable to escape morning house fire at Central West property Do you love local news? Why not subscribe.

SPEEDING, drink or drug driving, not wearing your seatbelt or taking a call as you drive in Western NSW – police officers have you in their sights.

Operation Chrome is a two-day police blitz running this Friday and Saturday and "poor driving behaviours" from motorists will be targeted.

Fatigued motorists will also be a priority for all officers.

In an effort to reduce road trauma and save lives on country roads, police from all districts in the region will be out in force.

NSW Police Western Region Commander Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie said a reduction in rural road trauma was a top priority for officers in the entire region.

Drivers and riders should expect to see more police on Western region rural roads and highways over the weekend.https://t.co/nmDj64xuYO

— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) Read More – Source

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Prosecution proceedings commenced against Moolarben Coal

In an announcement from the NSW Government office of Planning and Environment it has been revealed that the NSW Resources Regulator will take court action against major mine employer in the Mudgee region, Moolarben Coal. The release is in full below: The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and one of its former contract workers for alleged contraventions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to a dangerous shot firing incident at the Moolarben Coal Mine near Mudgee. The Regulator will allege that, on 17 May 2017, six workers were exposed to a risk of death or serious injury when flyrock from mine blasting activities landed near the workers, located within the mine's prescribed 500 metre personnel exclusion zone – a breach of the mine's blasting rules. The Resources Regulator's investigation report into the incident can be found here. The Regulator has commenced Category 2 proceedings for fai..

In an announcement from the NSW Government office of Planning and Environment it has been revealed that the NSW Resources Regulator will take court action against major mine employer in the Mudgee region, Moolarben Coal. The release is in full below: The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and one of its former contract workers for alleged contraventions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to a dangerous shot firing incident at the Moolarben Coal Mine near Mudgee. The Regulator will allege that, on 17 May 2017, six workers were exposed to a risk of death or serious injury when flyrock from mine blasting activities landed near the workers, located within the mine's prescribed 500 metre personnel exclusion zone – a breach of the mine's blasting rules. The Resources Regulator's investigation report into the incident can be found here. The Regulator has commenced Category 2 proceedings for failing to comply with duties imposed under sections 19 and 28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. The alleged offences have a maximum penalty of $1,500,000 in the case of Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and $300,000 in the case of the worker. The matters are set down for first mention in the NSW District Court on 24 June 2019. As the matter is now before the Court, further details will not be released. Owners of Moolarben Coal, Yancoal, have made the following response. "Yancoal is considering its position in relation to this matter," a spokesman said. "Given that the matter is the subject of legal proceedings, it is inappropriate for Yancoal to comment further." Read more:

In an announcement from the NSW Government office of Planning and Environment it has been revealed that the NSW Resources Regulator will take court action against major mine employer in the Mudgee region, Moolarben Coal.

The release is in full below:

The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and one of its former contract workers for alleged contraventions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to a dangerous shot firing incident at the Moolarben Coal Mine near Mudgee.

The Regulator will allege that, on 17 May 2017, six workers were exposed to a risk of death or serious injury when flyrock from mine blasting activities landed near the workers, located within the mine's prescribed 500 metre personnel exclusion zone – a breach of the mine's blasting rules.

The Resources Regulator's investigation report into the incident can be found here.

The Regulator has commenced Category 2 proceedings for failing to comply with duties imposed under sectionRead More – Source

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Jimmy Barnes including Central West on new tour schedule

AUSTRALIA'S most well known Working Class Man is coming to the Central West in November as part of his new tour. The 18-date tour will wind its way around Australia and New Zealand before arriving in Tullamore, near Dubbo, on November 2. Barnsey will be taking to the stage in Tullamore with special guest Troy Cassar-Daley who wrote Jimmy's latest hit Shutting Down Our Town. READ MORE: Jimmy wows crowds in Central West during his last visit The tour, called Shutting Down Your Town, will see Barnsey playing all his classic hits from his acclaimed new album, My Criminal Record, that is due for release on May 31. His tour will commence in mid September, with tickets to all shows on sale to the general public on Friday, May 31. VIDEO: Jimmy Barnes' new song Shutting Down Our Town Members of Jimmy's mailing list will get pre-sale access from Wednesday, May 29. Barnes is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll and during years his bestselling memoirs Working Class B..

AUSTRALIA'S most well known Working Class Man is coming to the Central West in November as part of his new tour. The 18-date tour will wind its way around Australia and New Zealand before arriving in Tullamore, near Dubbo, on November 2. Barnsey will be taking to the stage in Tullamore with special guest Troy Cassar-Daley who wrote Jimmy's latest hit Shutting Down Our Town. READ MORE: Jimmy wows crowds in Central West during his last visit The tour, called Shutting Down Your Town, will see Barnsey playing all his classic hits from his acclaimed new album, My Criminal Record, that is due for release on May 31. His tour will commence in mid September, with tickets to all shows on sale to the general public on Friday, May 31. VIDEO: Jimmy Barnes' new song Shutting Down Our Town Members of Jimmy's mailing list will get pre-sale access from Wednesday, May 29. Barnes is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll and during years his bestselling memoirs Working Class Boy and Working Class Man, and their accompanying sold-out theatre tours, have struck a deep chord across his homeland. READ ALSO: Exclusive – parents fined for sending kids to school just eight days out of 48 Now it's time to finally return to what he loves most – electrifying audiences with one of the greatest catalogues in the history of Australian rock with the Shutting Down Your Town tour featuring Cold Chisel anthems, solo classics like Working Class Man and Ain't No Second Prize plus his current radio hit, Shutting Down Our Town. His new album, My Criminal Record, has distilled and expanded upon his two best-selling memoirs to create 13 pieces of burning, heartland rock and roll. It will resonate with anyone who has ever found themselves standing on the outside, looking in. VIDEO: Jimmy Barnes during his book-signing visit in Bathurst Shutting Down Our Town was written by Troy Cassar-Daley especially for Barnes, after Troy finished reading Working Class Boy. "It's been 10 years since I made an original rock record and I can't wait to get out there and play these songs, along with all the old favourites, to a live audience. It's going to be great," Jimmy said. READ ALSO: Sawn-off shotgun discovery leads to 18-month jail sentence Fans are reminded to only buy tickets by following the direct ticket links listed here. People who choose to ignore this clear advice and who instead use search engines like Google to find tickets typically get steered to unofficial reselling sites like Viagogo that often lead to rip offs.

AUSTRALIA'S most well known Working Class Man is coming to the Central West in November as part of his new tour.

The 18-date tour will wind its way around Australia and New Zealand before arriving in Tullamore, near Dubbo, on November 2.

Barnsey will be taking to the stage in Tullamore with special guest Troy Cassar-Daley who wrote Jimmy's latest hit Shutting Down Our Town.

The tour, called Shutting Down Your Town, will see Barnsey playing all his classic hits from his acclaimed new album, My Criminal Record, that is due for release on May 31.

His tour will commence in mid September, with tickets to all shows on sale to the general public on Friday, May 31.

VIDEO: Jimmy Barnes' new song Shutting Down Our Town

Members of Jimmy's mailing list will get pre-sale access from Wednesday, May 29.

Barnes is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll and during years his bestselling memoirs Working Class Boy and Working Class Man, and their accompanying sold-out theatre tours, have struck a deep chord across his homeland.

Now it's time to finally return to what he loves most – eleRead More – Source

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Prosecution proceedings commenced against Moolarben Coal

In an announcement from the NSW Government office of Planning and Environment it has been revealed that the NSW Resources Regulator will take court action against major mine employer in the Mudgee region, Moolarben Coal. The release is in full below: The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and one of its former contract workers for alleged contraventions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to a dangerous shot firing incident at the Moolarben Coal Mine near Mudgee. The Regulator will allege that, on 17 May 2017, six workers were exposed to a risk of death or serious injury when flyrock from mine blasting activities landed near the workers, located within the mine's prescribed 500 metre personnel exclusion zone – a breach of the mine's blasting rules. The Resources Regulator's investigation report into the incident can be found here. The Regulator has commenced Category 2 proceedings for fai..

In an announcement from the NSW Government office of Planning and Environment it has been revealed that the NSW Resources Regulator will take court action against major mine employer in the Mudgee region, Moolarben Coal. The release is in full below: The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and one of its former contract workers for alleged contraventions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to a dangerous shot firing incident at the Moolarben Coal Mine near Mudgee. The Regulator will allege that, on 17 May 2017, six workers were exposed to a risk of death or serious injury when flyrock from mine blasting activities landed near the workers, located within the mine's prescribed 500 metre personnel exclusion zone – a breach of the mine's blasting rules. The Resources Regulator's investigation report into the incident can be found here. The Regulator has commenced Category 2 proceedings for failing to comply with duties imposed under sections 19 and 28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. The alleged offences have a maximum penalty of $1,500,000 in the case of Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and $300,000 in the case of the worker. The matters are set down for first mention in the NSW District Court on 24 June 2019. As the matter is now before the Court, further details will not be released. Owners of Moolarben Coal, Yancoal, have made the following response. "Yancoal is considering its position in relation to this matter," a spokesman said. "Given that the matter is the subject of legal proceedings, it is inappropriate for Yancoal to comment further." Read more:

In an announcement from the NSW Government office of Planning and Environment it has been revealed that the NSW Resources Regulator will take court action against major mine employer in the Mudgee region, Moolarben Coal.

The release is in full below:

The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and one of its former contract workers for alleged contraventions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to a dangerous shot firing incident at the Moolarben Coal Mine near Mudgee.

The Regulator will allege that, on 17 May 2017, six workers were exposed to a risk of death or serious injury when flyrock from mine blasting activities landed near the workers, located within the mine's prescribed 500 metre personnel exclusion zone – a breach of the mine's blasting rules.

The Resources Regulator's investigation report into the incident can be found here.

The Regulator has commenced Category 2 proceedings for failing to comply with duties imposed under sectionRead More – Source

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