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They all took the risk, & they paid the price

It was a known fact that gas was present in the Mt Kembla coal mine, yet miners strapped on their helmets with a naked flame burning bright that risk resulted in an explosion that killed 96 men on...

Fleet stood down after Premier Coal truck fires

Premier Coal has pulled an entire fleet of mine trucks out of action at it’s Collie site after five fires in three weeks. Two weeks ago a truck burst into flames at the mine, with four other...

Mt Gibson sues engineering company for seawall collapse

 Mount Gibson Iron is suing an engineering firm after a seawall collapse at Koolan Island mine in WA. The junior miner and subsidiaries, Aztec Resources and Koolan Iron Ore, have lodged a writ in the...

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Laws of the land

Mine site environmental specialist Phil Abernethy takes a look at international and Commonwealth laws that can impact on mining activities. ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION BACKGROUND Historically...

Western Australia’s safest workplaces recognised

Five local businesses and projects have been praised for their efforts to reduce the risk of work-related injury and disease across Western Australia. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin announced the...

Handling the heat

With summer fast approaching, heat stress is again becoming an issue of concern, particularly for those working on mine sites in Australia’s harsh environment. Dietitian Kaitlyn Bruschi shares some...

Professor Sidney Dekker

Q&A with Professor Sidney Dekker

SAFETY DIFFERENTLY Professor, author and pilot Sidney Dekker talks safety from 30,000ft, “overparenting” in the mining industry, and how one Australian mine has scrapped all safety procedures in a...

Waiting for the axe to fall

Waiting for the axe to fall

Uncertainty is a crippling and debilitating thing, and sadly these days many people are finding themselves in exactly that state in the workplace, Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland’s Tony...

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