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Mt Gibson Mining fined $30,000

Mt Gibson Mining Ltd has been fined $30,000 after pleading guilty to failing to provide a safe working environment in Perth Magistrates Court on Monday. Department of Mines and Petroleum State Mining...

SMOKE AND MIRRORS

How did a mine fire that burned out of control for more than a month go unnoticed for so long? The Hazelwood coal mine burned out of control for 45 days during February and March 2014. The following...

CME Safety and Health Innovation Award winners announced

An innovative way of replacing conveyor belts at BHP Billiton’s Mining Area C, the implementation of an Unmanned Aerial System at FMG’s Cloudbreak Mine and Downer Mining’s program targeting priority...

South Australian miners focus on mental health

South Australian mining and quarry workers have been armed with key strategies to boost mental wellbeing and prevent suicide as part of an innovative new program to increase resilience in the male...

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...

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...

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