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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...

IMPROVING SAFETY & PRODUCTIVITY IN COAL MINES

Working with the industry and equipment manufacturers to develop sensor technology, CSIRO have released the following case study of impact, aimed at keeping miners safer and improving productivity...

A FATAL OUTBURST

SEVEN MEN DEAD – WAS IT AN EXPLOSION WAITING TO HAPPEN? An extract from The Coalminers of Queensland, Volume 1: CREATING THE TRADITIONS, a CFMEU publication written by Pete Thomas...

Have your say on WA mining safety legislations

Stakeholder input is now being sought as part of the State Government’s process to modernise and consolidate safety legislation covering mining, petroleum and major hazard facilities (MHFs) in...

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