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Drill offsider run over by tracked vehicle

A drill offsider escaped with minor injuries after being run over by a tracked vehicle, according to a Department of Mines and Petroleum significant incident report. The August incident occurred...

Black lung parliamentary inquiry kicks off today

Public hearings for the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into black lung disease have started today, just days after it was revealed an open cut miner was diagnosed with the potentially fatal disease...

Black lung disease detected in open cut mine

The first confirmed case of black lung disease in a Queensland open cut mine has been revealed. The diagnosis has sparked widespread concern in the mining industry, with the potentially fatal lung...

German Creek miners call for MP to help

German Creek miners have written to Capricornia MP Michelle Landry asking her to meet with workers who could face forced redundancies within two weeks. The request follows Anglo American’s most...

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Fatality-free year for QLD mining and quarry industries

The Queensland metalliferous mining, quarrying and coal mining industries experienced a fatality-free year in 2015-16, according to the Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health’s annual performance...

Company fined $110,000 after fatal crushing

A company has been fined $110,000 in Perth Magistrates Court in relation to an incident which fatally crushed a worker. X O W Nominees Pty Ltd, which trades as Rod Mitchell’s Transport and...

National Safe Work Month launched

National Safe Work Month has been launched to raise awareness about workplace health and safety during the month of October. CEO of Safe Work Australia Michelle Baxter launched 2016 National Safe...

Vehicle fire protection standard revised

Fire safety standards for mobile transport owners and operators have been changed under the revised Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment. With...

Rehabilitation work begins at WA abandoned mines

Rehabilitation site works started last week on the Black Diamond pit lake located within the Allanson town site boundary, approximately 5km west of Collie. The site is the first of four pilots to be...

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