Significant incident and complaint reports

Below you'll find summaries of all reported explosives incidents, high-potential incidents, near misses and complaints in Queensland since 2005.

You'll find a report for each month of the current year and a compiled report for each year since 2005.

Incidents are categorised by safety and security for the various explosives industry sectors.

Investigative reports

Angellala Creek ammonium nitrate explosion

On Friday 5 September 2014 a road train carrying 52 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was involved in a single vehicle accident on the Mitchell Highway at Angellala Creek, approximately 30km south of Charleville in Queensland, Australia. The Explosives Inspectorate from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines has conducted a thorough investigation into the nature and cause of the explosion. In the interest of public safety an investigation report has been released.

Read more about the Angellala Creek significant incident investigation.

2018 reports 

July 2018 (PDF, 549.2KB)

June 2018 (PDF, 612.2KB)

May 2018 (PDF, 555.8KB)

April 2018 (PDF, 553.9KB)

March 2018 (PDF, 622.6KB)

February 2018 (PDF, 549.6KB)

January 2018 (PDF, 509.5KB)

2017 reports 

December 2017 (PDF, 556.8KB)

November 2017 (PDF, 163.8KB)

October 2017 (PDF, 617.9KB)

September 2017 (PDF, 565.2KB)

August 2017 (PDF, 525.5KB)

July 2017 (PDF, 464.1KB)

June 2017 (PDF, 486.9KB)

May 2017 (PDF, 190.0KB)

April 2017 (PDF, 167.0KB)

2016 reports 

September 2016 (PDF, 328.5KB)

August 2016 (PDF, 281.6KB)

July 2016 (PDF, 247.5KB)

June 2016 (PDF, 216.0KB)

May 2016 (PDF, 636.8KB)

April 2016 (PDF, 640.9KB)

March 2016 (PDF, 405.2KB)

February 2016 (PDF, 300.1KB)

January 2016 (PDF, 315.1KB)

2015 reports 

December 2015 (PDF, 272.9KB)

November 2015 (PDF, 259.2KB)

October 2015 (PDF, 262.8KB)

September 2015 (PDF, 209.0KB)

August 2015 (PDF, 673.9KB)

July 2015 (PDF, 631.3KB)

June 2015 (PDF, 721.1KB)

May 2015 (PDF, 833.7KB)

April 2015 (PDF, 479.7KB)

March 2015 (PDF, 526.5KB)

February 2015 (PDF, 266.7KB)

January 2015 (PDF, 212.6KB)

2014 reports 

December 2014 (PDF, 215.7KB)

November 2014 (PDF, 502.4KB)

October 2014 (PDF, 261.1KB)

September 2014 (PDF, 1019.1KB)

August 2014 (PDF, 788.6KB)

July 2014 (PDF, 237.7KB)

June 2014 (PDF, 215.2KB)

May 2014 (PDF, 222.8KB)

April 2014 (PDF, 207.7KB)

March 2014 (PDF, 1.1MB)

February 2014 (PDF, 758.5KB)

January 2014 (PDF, 717.4KB)

Reports from previous years 

2013 report (PDF, 2.1MB)

2012 report (PDF, 606.0KB)

2011 report (PDF, 857.7KB)

2010 report (PDF, 716.4KB)

2009 report (PDF, 410.4KB)

2008 report (PDF, 424.1KB)

2007 report (PDF, 474.7KB)

2006 report (PDF, 356.8KB)

2005 report (PDF, 565.2KB)