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A 28-year-old worker has been killed at Newcrest’s Cadia Valley Operations, near Orange, overnight. The man, a father-of-two, was working at the Ridgeway gold mine underground as a mine technician when he was struck by a piece of machinery and...

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Workers evacuated from Glencore’s Newlands mine

All coal mine workers have been withdrawn as a precaution from underground workings at Glencore’s Newlands coal mine near Glenden in the northern Bowen Basin. “Queensland Government mines...

GiftBox: To the donga, with love

When you’re thousands of kilometres away from your family, a quick call to say ‘goodnight’ can be shattered by the no signal symbol flashing up on your mobile phone. The difficulties of FIFO work has...

beyondblue joins forces with unions

A new beyondblue training package has been successfully piloted by the Forest Products Division of the CFMEU to help delegates reach out to workers who may be experiencing depression or anxiety. The...

OPINION: So who’s to blame?

By John Ninness The four deaths in the Queensland coal mining industry over the last year is no doubt the worst fatality record for the industry in twenty years. While they appear as separate...

CBH Resources wins SA Mines Rescue competition

CBH Resources of Broken Hill has taken out the sixth SA Mines Emergency Response Competition which was held in Broken Hill at the weekend. Claiming the Skills, Breathing Apparatus and Best Captain...

Safety awards presented at NSW mining conference

    This year’s winners, selected from a shortlist of 48 entries, have been announced at the NSW Minerals Council Health, Safety, Environment and Community Awards in front of over 400...

Boggabri rigger death investigation report released

A report prepared by the NSW Mine Safety Investigation Unit into the death of a rigger at Boggabri Coal Mine in May last year has been released.  An extract of the report, which investigates the...

Study to identify hazards in WA mining industry

A new State Government study of serious mining injuries is expected to highlight potential key indicators to preventing fatalities in the resources industry. Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion...

Mental health focus at safety conference

The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference, held in Townsville this week, saw more than 500 delegates gather, with one word on their lips: safety. Featuring three days of safety...

Peabody Energy takes home top gong at Innovation Awards

Peabody Energy’s Infra-Red Thermal Camera on Underground Mobile Equipment took home the top gong at the 2015 Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference last night. The innovation...

Around the World

1 ALASKA A report from two environmental groups claims a proposed gold and copper mine northeast of Ketchikan is too risky to build. The report said British Columbia’s Kerr- Sulphurets-Mitchell...

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