Safety performance reports and statistics

The following reports and data provide insights into the health and safety performance of Queensland's mining and quarrying industries, and the activities of the Queensland Mines Inspectorate.

Mines and quarries safety performance and health reports

Cover of the Queensland mines and quarries safety performance and health reportThis report analyses industry performance using accident and incident data collected from Queensland mines and quarries on an ongoing basis.

The performance measures aim to focus the attention on areas of safety and health priority and encourage implementation of strategies to further improve safety and health performance.

Safety statistics

The following data is based on statistics collected by us from mines and quarry sites throughout Queensland. For more information on how data is collected and analysed, read the Queensland mines and quarries safety performance and health report or email dataanalytics@rshq.qld.gov.au.

Incident frequency rates

Incident frequency rates data shows the quarterly frequency rates for serious accidents, high potential incidents, recordable injuries, lost-time injuries and disabling injuries for each major industry sector, for the period 1 July 2012 to 31 March 2021.

Worker numbers

Mining industry worker numbers data shows the number of workers by mine and sector, as of 31 March 2021.

Lost-time injuries/diseases

This data covers occurrences that resulted in fatalities, permanent disability or time lost from work of 1 shift or more. Data is categorised by body part affected, hazards identified, injury type, major equipment, mechanism of injury and worksite location.

Lost-time injuries (LTI) and diseases in Queensland mines, 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020

Sector LTI breakdown LTI trend graphs
Surface coal

Surface coal LTI breakdown

Surface coal LTI trend graphs
Underground coal UG coal LTI breakdown

UG coal LTI trend graphs

Surface minerals Surface minerals LTI breakdownSurface minerals LTI trend graphs
Underground minerals UG minerals LTI breakdownUG minerals LTI trend graphs
Quarries Quarries LTI breakdownQuarries LTI trend graphs

High-potential incidents

This data covers events that cause, or have the potential to cause, a significant adverse effect on the safety or health of a person. Data is categorised by hazards identified, incident type, major equipment and worksite location.

High-potential incidents (HPI) in Queensland mines, 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020

Sector HPI breakdown HPI trend graphs
Surface coal Surface coal breakdownSurface coal trend graphs
Underground coal UG coal breakdownUG coal trend graphs
Surface minerals Surface minerals breakdownSurface minerals trend graphs
Underground minerals UG minerals breakdownUG minerals trend graphs
Quarries Quarries breakdownQuarries trend graphs

Serious accidents

This data covers events that cause the death of a person or a person to be admitted to a hospital as an in-patient for treatment for the injury. Data is categorised by hazards identified, major equipment and worksite location.

Serious accidents (SA) in Queensland mines, 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020

SectorData
Surface coal SA breakdown
SA trend graphs
Underground coal SA breakdown
SA trend graphs
Surface minerals SA breakdown
SA trend graphs
Underground minerals SA breakdown
SA trend graphs
Quarries SA breakdown
SA trend graphs

Mine site safety performance

This data provides a range of performance measures for individual mines.

Safety performance of individual mine sites, 2017–18 to 2019–20

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