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Fallen workers remembered at miners memorial

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion paid tribute to fallen miners at an annual commemorative service on Saturday at the Eastern Goldfields Miners Memorial. “It is important we never...

15 Australian workers killed on the job

Fifteen Australian workers have been killed at work this year so far, according to statistics by SafeWork Australia. As at February 17, there have been three fatalities in the transport, postal and...

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Automation won’t destroy jobs, but it will change them

The last few years have seen numerous studies pointing to a bleak future with technology-induced unemployment on the rise. For example, a pivotal 2013 study by researchers at the University of Oxford...

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The measurement myth

“IF YOU CAN’T MEASURE IT, YOU CAN’T MANAGE IT” To be really blunt, I hate this statement. This little bit of management speak was introduced into safety alongside the rise of safety management...

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...

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...

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