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Worker stung by swarm of bees at WA mine

A worker sustained multiple stings after he was attacked by a swarm of bees at a Western Australian mine. The man was admitted to hospital with almost 90 stings to his head and upper body, after the swarm attacked during environmental rehabilitation...

THE LANGUAGE OF SAFETY

BUT I DIDN’T MEAN IT THAT WAY In safety, as in other elements of a business, language is vitally important. By way of example, I’m interested in what impact you think they would have on you. Would...

Safety campaign stickers banned from miners helmets

Workers at Queensland coal mines will wear safety stickers on their work gear today as part of a Day of Action to promote safety in their workplaces, despite this being banned by many employers...

Underground coal mine safety reps meet in Mackay

Union safety representatives are meeting in Mackay today to discuss health and safety issues in underground coal mines, on the 29th anniversary of the Moura No. 4 underground mine disaster which...

Mine workers injured in Pilbara collision

Two men were seriously injured last Thursday afternoon, after a collison 200km south of Port Hedland in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. According to reports, a Toyota Hilux contractor truck...

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER

ARE YOU KEEPING YOUR MATES SAFE? Safety psychologist David Broadbent discusses the importance of taking personal responsibility for safety on the mine site and keeping everyone safe during times of...

ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE

With the Western Australian mining industry involved in multiple fatal incidents since the beginning of the year, what are your thoughts on the current safety culture?  Health and safety continues to...

PRODUCTIVE SAFETY – A NEW FOCUS

Organisations are often left wondering how they can be certain that the decisions and investments made have caused, or at least contributed to, a particular organisational outcome or output. This is...

The Entombed Miner

More than a century ago, a small mining community was rocked by a terrifying thunderstorm which left a miner trapped underground due to heavy rain filling the mine. The water wasn’t the only thing...

AVOID THE CRASH

A LIFE LOST BEHIND THE WHEEL An investigation report prepared by the NSW Mine Safety Investigation Unit into a fatal collision between a haul dump truck and a light vehicle at Ravensworth open cut...

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