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grader operator safety

Grader operator suffers serious head injuries

A recent Australian mining incident has hi-lighted grader operator safety issues. A worker suffered serious head injuries when the grader she was operating made contact with a pressurised dewatering...

BHP runaway train

BHP opens up about cause of the runaway train

This afternoon, BHP’s Edgar Basto (President of Iron Ore Assets) provided further detail on what CEO Andrew Mackenzie alluded to last week,  that the BHP runaway train resulted from “multiple...

underground miner dies

Underground miner dies in Newmont Mining operation

A USA based underground miner has died on November 11th at Newmont Mining’s Pete Bajo Gold mine when a loader rolled over him according to a preliminary statement from the Mine Safety and...

fire suppression system

Anti-tamper tag prevents fire suppression discharge

A coal mine worker was unable to use a manual fire suppression activation unit because of the improper fitment of an anti-tamper tag. The Queensland Mines Inspectorate said in an alert that “an...

Truck and dozer collided at tip head

In a another mining incident reported this week, a dump truck and a dozer collided at a dump tip head in an open cut coal mine. The dozer was on the off driver’s side of the truck. The dozer’s...

fall from height

7.3 metre fall from height during construction

A worker at a quarry in NSW had a lucky escape when he fell from an access platform that was being constructed. According to reports, the worker was not wearing fall protection at the time of the...

mining cap lamp

New mining cap lamp technology breaking ground

SPONSORED: The MineARC SiriUS Cap Lamp – Breaking Ground in Mining Cap Lamp Technology A Cap Lamp is a vital piece of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in underground mining. Used in environments...

mine safety breaches

Up to three years in prison for mine safety breaches

The Queensland Government has recently increased maximum penalties for court-based prosecutions of up to $3.9 million for mining corporations and $783,300 or 3 years imprisonment for individuals for...

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