Moranbah North Mine.
Moranbah North Mine.

Roof fall after ‘geotechnical issue’ at CQ mine

UPDATE 4.20PM: Anglo American has confirmed the roof fall occurred early yesterday morning in a 'development' area of the Moranbah North mine. 

This area is a new section of the mine being developed. 

An Anglo American spokeswoman said operations at other areas of the mine are continuing. 

"Business operations continue as usual," she said. 

"In the affected area of the mine, work is underway to assess the full geotechnical issues and impacts. 

"It's too early to speculate on the cause of the incident. We currently have geotechnical and other specialists investigating."

INITIAL 3.15PM: A ROOF fall has occurred at Anglo American's Moranbah North mine, the mining giant has confirmed.

An Anglo American spokeswoman said no one was in the affected area at the time of the incident and there had been no injuries.

She said a "geotechnical issue" at the mine during development works resulted in the roof fall.

"We are taking every precaution to ensure that the situation is managed safely," the spokeswoman said.

"We will provide an update regarding impacts in due course.

"Geotechnical and other specialists are on site and have begun a full investigation into the causes."

The Mines Inspectorate was notified of the incident.