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One dead after NSW coal truck collision

A man was killed after a fatal accident near Appin Colliery on Wednesday morning. A coal truck and car collided just before 4.30am on Appin Road, according to police. Emergency services attended the...

BLOG: Rules – Who Needs Them?

By Craig Marriot My grandfather was a Military Policeman in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. My father was a Royal Marine. I remember as a child seeing a clipping of an old article in...

Five injuries, high gas readings, at NSW mines last week

The New South Wales Mine Safety Weekly Incident Summary, released on January 20, revealed 43 total reportable incidents and five injuries. Of the 43 incidents, 36 were Level 1 and seven were Level 2...

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BLOG: Weak and Invisible Safety Leadership?

By Daniel Hummerdal Every now and then I meet people who claim that what is needed to improve safety is ‘strong and visible safety leadership’. I sort of get what they mean with ‘visible leadership’...

Black Lung: Union says gov’t needs to do more

A sixth black lung case has been confirmed in Queensland, with a 51-year-old electrician diagnosed last week. The diagnosis comes just days after Mining Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced a five...

Workers driven into lethal fire zone by Alcoa

Workers at Alcoa’s Wagerup aluminium refinery south of Perth believe the company put their lives at risk by sending them to work at the site when the area was still ablaze during WA’s fire...

New five-point plan to protect coal miners’ health

The Queensland Government has released a five-point plan to tackle an important health issue for the state’s past and current coal miners. Natural Resources and Mines Minister and Acting Health...

Fifth black lung case confirmed in Queensland

A fifth case of black lung disease has been confirmed in Queensland, but the latest diagnosis could just be the “tip of the iceberg”. A Middlemount man in his 60s is the latest victim of...

BLOG: Safety Culture, The Movie

Written by Gary Wong It’s the holiday season. One terrific way to celebrate as a family is to see a movie together. Our pick? Star Wars: the Force Awakens. Well, that was an easy decision. The next...

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