May 4, 2021 | Susan Napier-Sewell

What does a bad day look like?

Severe thunderstorms were firing up across Central Queensland with a workshop and another large shed destroyed at the Peak Downs mine.

BHP Queensland and New South Wales Facebook Page have published a post stating, “There’s nothing quite like the ferocity of a big storm in Central Queensland. Late yesterday a major storm cell made its way through the Bowen Basin, with our Peak Downs mine lashed with heavy rain and high winds. Most importantly, our site safety systems meant everyone at Peak Downs was prepared in advance.”

BHP has confirmed no one was injured and operations are ramping back up.

Facebook user Ash Tait said her partner who was on site at the time “literally thought he was going to die.”

“I really feel for these people. Very lucky [no one] was hurt considering it was a PL6 [potential to cause 10 fatalities or more],” she wrote.

“People were inside the offices, out and about, when the workshop came down on top of/around them.

“Some had to take cover under dump trucks to avoid falling debris.”

The incident is from Australasian Mine Safety Journal.

What Does a Bad Day Look Like?
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