Mar 16 2010

Currah Mine Crane Accident

Published by at 3:03 am under General

Curragh Mine is operated by Wesfarmers Curragh Pty Ltd and covers an area of approximately 12,600 hectares in the coal-rich Bowen Basin of Central Queensland, 14 kilometres north-west of Blackwater and approximately 200 kilometres west of Rockhampton.

Curragh Mine predominantly produces three products – low ash hard coking coal, pulverised coal injection (PCI) coal and high ash steaming coal and crane parts. Curragh has been supplying worldwide markets with coking coal since 1984. The excellent coking characteristics and numerous other desirable coal qualities make Curragh coking coal highly sought after by steel makers in Japan, South-East Asia, Europe and South America.

It seems they had some difficulty with a drag line they were setting up recently. It appears that the cameraman has had this footage from November 2008 and has only just decided to post it on you tube. Maybe he doesn’t work there any more. Not sure if anyone was injured, sure hope not, but it’s an interesting little show.

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4 Responses to “Currah Mine Crane Accident”

  1. tigeron 16 Mar 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Thanks for the coal rundown. I don’t mind a bit of coking myself……

  2. Trent from Punchbowlon 16 Mar 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Lol at tiger!

    Looks like that would have cost a bundle. Was anyone hurt?

  3. tigeron 16 Mar 2010 at 4:33 pm

    SJ, the new internet filtering laws are going to stop poeple like you searching youtube for videos of minors…………disgusting man!!!!

  4. Rob Bon 16 Mar 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Very very dangerous. I have seen some of those big mining excavators in the flesh and they are massive.

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