17 Apr 2012

Interviews carried out for mines inspector role

10:45 am on 17 April 2012

Queensland's chief inspector of mines Gavin Taylor has been temporarily heading the High Hazards Unit set up after the Pike River disaster.

Mr Taylor will remain in the position until June as the Department has struggled to find a replacement.

The High Hazards Unit's general manager, Brett Murray, says two international mining regulators were interviewed last week for the position of Chief Inspector of Mines.

However Mr Murray says he can't give any more details until negotiations are finalised.