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second degree burns safety alert

Worker at mine suffers second degree burns

A Safety Alert has been issued over an incident in which a tradesman suffered second degree burns on his right hand, after drilling into an enclosed excavator counterweight and causing a gas...

Mentor program

Apply Now For WorkCover Mentor Program

Mines and mine services companies in NSW are being encouraged to apply for WorkCover NSW’s Mentor Program. Under the program, large and medium-sized businesses are paired with small businesses...

AGL BTEX test was positive

Toxic Chemical BTEX Found In AGL Mine Flowback

After discovering potentially toxic chemicals in flowback water, gas company AGL has halted operations at the Gloucester coal seam gas project north of Newcastle. The company voluntarily shut the...

Change of guard at Coal Services

Coal Services will soon welcome a new General Manager and a new Coal Mines Technical Services (CMTS) Manager with both Paul Healey and Peter Mason announcing their retirement last week. Matthew...

Mine Worker Walks Away After Six Metre Fall Incident

A Significant Incident Report has been issued after a worker at a WA mine lost his balance on a mobile screening plant and fell over six metres to the ground. The incident happened after a supervisor...

Unfair dismissal of Moolarben mine worker upheld

A Moolarben mine worker had his appeal against an unfair dismissal decision rejected by the Fair Work Commission late last week. Andrew Maunder was dismissed on 22 March 2014 from the NSW coal mine...

Take a Moment to Catch Your Breath

Food, clothing and shelter may be the basic needs of human kind, but they pale in comparison to our most essential need of all; the need to breath, writes TR Mackay.  Clean air is vital to our...

Calls For Remote Truck Drivers to Have Mandatory GPS

The Transport Workers Union is calling for the introduction of  new laws making it mandatory for employers to provide emergency positioning beacons to transport workers operating in remote areas. The...

Dozer Belly Plate Fell On Woodie Woodie Mine Worker

The worker who died near  Woodie Woodie mine in WA on Tuesday was killed while attempting to remove a belly plate from a dozer, according to the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP). DMP...

Warning Issued: If It’s Flooded – Forget It

With severe weather warnings and localised flooding across Queensland and many parts of the country, motorists are being reminded that if it’s flooded – forget it. There is currently a...

Crane Topples Over In Front of Inspector at Roy Hill

Talk about embarrassing – a crane has toppled over in front of a safety inspector at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine construction site  in the Pilbara of Western Australia. The incident...

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