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Methane explosion at Russian mine kills 36

The death toll from an explosion which ripped through the Severnaya mine in Arctic Russia has reached 36. The incident, which occurred on Thursday, has been described as the worst mining disaster in Russian history. Two explosions ripped through the...

Driver crashes into underground mine wall

The driver of a personnel transport and service light vehicle crashed into a wall underground, prompting a NSW Mine Safety alert. The vehicle, which contained the driver and two passengers, lost...

Company fined $130,000 for Telfer gold mine death

A company has been fined $130,000 for the death of a worker at a Western Australia gold mine in 2013. Exact Mining Services pleaded guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court to failing to provide a safe...

Bad blood in the workplace

Everyone has the right to feel physically and emotionally safe in the workplace, and workers aren’t the only ones that benefit from a stable environment, Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland’s...

China to close more than 1000 coal mines

The Chinese mining industry is expected to take a huge hit this year, with the country planning to close more than 1000 coal mines in 2016. The closures are in response to faltering demand for coal...

Explosion at Townsville nickel refinery

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are investigating an explosion at Clive Palmer’s nickel refinery on Tuesday. One of the Townsville refinery’s roasters, used to melt nickel, has been isolated...

Resources sector farewells industry ‘champions’

Tributes have been flowing this week after the retirement announcements of two resource industry leaders. Former resources and energy Minister Ian Macfarlane and Shadow Minister Gary Gray both...

OPINION: WHAT IRKS ME ABOUT SAFETY EYE WEAR

By John Ninness When it comes to safety eyewear there’s a prolific choice on the market. Apart from the obvious compliance with relevant standards like AS1337, there are a range of important...

Supervisor pinned in underground mine accident

An incident in which a supervisor was crushed between two vehicles has been put down to a lack of communication and failure to recognise risks, according to a report by the Department of Mines and...

WATCH: FIFO duo lip-sync for Valentine’s Day again

The dynamic Pilbara FIFO lip-syncing duo is back with another Valentine’s Day performance. Jason Allen and Jamie Byers released a video last year of the pair lip-syncing to Whitney...

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Ears To The Ground

People working in the quarrying and mining industries face a number of occupational health challenges. The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists’ Beno Groothoff gives some sound advice on...

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Top 10 Safety Innovations

The resources industry is evolving every day, and companies are adapting new and improved ways to not only improve productivity, but safety. Sometimes, it isn’t the mad scientists or engineers in lab...

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The path to safety

Safety Engineer Dr Drew Rae says the mining industry is faced with a desperate shortfall of safety knowledge. What is your background in safety? My original training was in computer systems...

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