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100 tonne dozer crushes ute in radio channel mix-up

A mix up in radio channels has resulted in a 100 tonne Caterpillar dozer reversing over a light vehicle at the Mount Arthur coal mine in the Upper Hunter of NSW. This is the finding of NSW  Mine...

Fatality at Gove alumina refinery in Northern Territory

A 61 year old worker has died at Rio Tinto’s recently mothballed Gove alumina refinery in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The incident happened yesterday as the worker was completing...

NT records 45% increase in work fatalities

With mining employing nearly a quarter of a million people in Australia, safety within the industry is as paramount as ever, particularly as the fatality rate is 70% higher than the national average...

WHS practices tested under new anti-bullying provisions

WHS practices tested under new anti-bullying provisions

A senior Employment and Workplace Health and Safety lawyer warns employers to revisit their performance management practices, which she predicts will be put under increased scrutiny now that the new...

New study finds FIFO families OK, except for young boys

Australian FIFO families have mostly adjusted to the unique set of challenges of the lifestyle, however young boys in the family are adversely affected, according to an analysis by the Australian...

BHP announces $7.8 billion profit

BHP Billiton today announced its financial results for the December 2013 half year, with Underlying EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) increasing by 15 per cent to US$12.4 billion and...

Avoiding the Crash

There is no doubt that vehicle operators of heavy equipment have to accomplish difficult tasks. The increase in mine productivity has led to a proportional increase in equipment size. Most vehicles...

Worker killed in rockfall at WA gold mine

A mine worker has been killed in an accident at the Harlequin gold mine near Norseman on the West Australian Goldfields. According to WA’s Department of Mines and Petroleum the 59 year old man...

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