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Grants now open for work health and safety innovators

South Australian researchers as well as work health and safety innovators can now apply for SafeWork SA’s WHS Commissioned Research and Innovation Practice Grants to reverse the trend of work-related...

Calls for new FIFO workers to have ‘induction period’

A speaker at the WA Government’s inquiry into mental health impacts of FIFO work has called for new workers to go through an ‘induction period’ to gauge their suitability for the FIFO lifestyle. FIFO...

Teams compete in Tasmanian Emergency Response Competition

For the first time in its 20 year history, the annual Tasmanian Minerals Emergency Response Competition will be held in Tasmania’s south at Nyrstar, Hobart. Tasmanian mine and smelter site emergency...

Workers to strike at Grasberg mine

An Indonesian workers union has announced it will begin a one-month strike at the Grasberg mine over safety issues that led to a string of deaths last month. Five miners died at the Papua copper and...

Compensation denied to former Moura Mine employee

Compensation has been denied to a former mine employee who swapped shifts with a co-worker on the day of the 1994 Moura Mine disaster. In 2011 the man filed a claim with the Supreme Court of...

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Box flat burial ground

[hr]Located in Swanbank in Ipswich, Queensland, is the now dormant Box Flat colliery. Just over 42 years ago the coal mine was fully operational, having been opened a mere three years prior in 1969 –...

18 Miners Trapped in Latest Turkey Coal Mine Disaster

Turkey is in the news again for all the wrong reasons – eighteen miners are trapped 300 metres below the surface at the Has Sekerler coal mine, near Ermenek, after a burst pipe flooded the mine...

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