Australia’s biggest and most important coalmine closes due to desert heatwave

  • September 13, 2021

Shofar Horn Pty Ltd has shut down the largest coalmine in Australia after severe weather.

Key points:The company had said it was closing the largest mine in the country after extreme weatherThe closure means coal mine workers will have to travel to the desert to workSource: AAPThe Shofars mine, in the northern Kimberley region, will close at the end of June, after it was hit by the strongest heatwave in more than two decades.

The company said the closure was a result of severe weather conditions in the Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia.

“We are working with our mining partners to ensure the safety of all our employees,” Shofarr Horn CEO David Shofarm said.

“This is a huge loss for Shofers employees who have worked hard and sacrificed to make Shofreas success story a reality.”

Mr Shofarcar said it would be an “unfortunate” loss for the workers, who would have to spend a “long period of time away from their families”.

“We know that many of our employees will be devastated,” Mr Shofaram said.

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