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
This 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.
- 2018–19 Queensland mines and quarries safety performance and health report
- Data for the 2018–19 report
- 2017–18 Queensland mines and quarries safety performance and health report
- Data for the 2017–18 report
- Summary brochure for the 2017–18 report (PDF, 754KB)
- Past reports
The following data are based on statistics collected by us from mines and quarry sites throughout Queensland. For more information on how data is collected and analysed, please see the Queensland mines and quarries safety performance and health report or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Injury frequency rates
Injury frequency rates (XLS, 876KB) data show the quarterly frequency rates for recordable injuries, lost-time injuries and disabling injuries for each major industry sector, for the period 1 July 2008 to 30 September 2019.
Mining industry worker numbers (XLS, 310KB) data show the number of workers by mine and sector, as of 30 September 2019.
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, occurrence class and worksite location.
Lost-time injuries (LTI) and diseases in Queensland mines, 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2018
|Sector||LTI breakdown||LTI trend graphs|
|Surface coal||(XLS, 115KB)||(XLS, 148KB)|
|Underground coal||(XLS, 109KB)||(XLS, 144KB)|
|Surface minerals||(XLS, 97KB)||(XLS, 136KB)|
|Underground minerals||(XLS, 95KB)||(XLS, 141KB)|
|Quarries||(XLS, 92KB)||(XLS, 135KB)|
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 2015 to 30 June 2018
|Sector||HPI breakdown||HPI trend graphs|
|Surface coal||(XLS, 108KB)||(XLS, 90KB)|
|Underground coal||(XLS, 111KB)||(XLS, 90KB)|
|Surface minerals||(XLS, 79KB)||(XLS, 91KB)|
|Underground minerals||(XLS, 70KB)||(XLS, 78KB)|
|Quarries||(XLS, 70KB)||(XLS, 78KB)|
Mine site safety performance
This data provides a range of performance measures for individual mines.
Safety performance of individual mine sites, 2015–16 to 2017–18
|Surface coal||(XLS, 651KB)|
|Underground coal||(XLS, 393KB)|
|Surface minerals||(XLS, 176KB)|
|Underground minerals||(XLS, 86KB)|
- Read the annual report of the Commissioner for Mines Safety and Health for information on the activities of the Queensland Mines Inspectorate.
- Visit the mining accident database website for more information on Australian and international mine accidents and disasters.
- Last reviewed: 17 Dec 2019
- Last updated: 10 Jan 2020