Significant incident and complaint reports

Below are summaries of all reported explosives incidents in Queensland since 2005 (reports prior to July 2019 also include complaints). These include 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 then Department of Natural Resources and Mines conducted a thorough investigation into the nature and cause of the explosion. In the interest of public safety an investigation report was released.

Read more about the Angellala Creek significant incident investigation.

FY 2023/2024 reports

Reports from previous years