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Crackdown on poor management in the Pilbara

Management and supervision at mine sites in the Pilbara is being scrutinized by the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s (DMP) Mines Safety Branch during a targeted campaign this month. The crackdown...

Have your say on new Qld mine safety laws

Comment is being sought from miners on proposed amendments to Queensland’s mine safety and health legislation. The proposed reforms include: an increase in the number of coal industry safety...

Free training to help reduce suicide in mining sector

On World Suicide Prevention Day today, beyondblue announced it will provide male-dominated workplaces with free or heavily-subsidised training sessions to improve the mental health of workers across...

What will Tony Abbott do for Mining?

Are you still basking in the afterglow of Saturday’s frenzied outbreak of democracy? Or are you, like me, quietly fuming that your local P&C Association failed to conduct a sausage sizzle at...

Miner suffers carbon monoxide poisoning in NW Qld

A Mount Isa miner was airlifted from a remote area of Queenland’s north west on Saturday after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning. The RACQ NQRescue Helicopter was called in and the miner was...

Rudd and Abbott talk big on resources

In the past two days, both Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, have made major announcements regarding their party’s intentions for the resources sector, should they...

Fatality at WA iron ore processing facility

A worker has been fatally injured in an accident at an iron ore processing facility in Western Australia. The accident occurred on the tripper level of the processing facility. According to WA’s...

Register For The Safety Show Sydney Today!

Australasian Mine Safety Journal invites you to attend The Safety Show Sydney. The Safety Show Sydney, is back for its 12th year taking place from the 3 – 5 September 2013, Sydney Showground. Packed...

Flying Doctors launch safety course for miners

The Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) has launched three online training courses designed to deliver health services to mining communities across rural and remote Queensland. Nino Di Marco, CEO of...

Tunnel boring machine a safety first on coal mine

In a Queensland coal industry first, a tunnel boring machine (TBM) is being used for drift excavation at a Central Queensland coal mine. Contractor, Redpath, will operate the eight metre diameter TBM...

NSW Mine Worker Trapped in Chute

A 25 year old mine worker was trapped inside a chute at a Muswellbrook coal mine for almost two hours on Monday before rescuers were able to reach him. According to the Newcastle Herald, the man...

Around The World

Around the world

1 CHINA An explosion at a coal mine in China’s south-west killed 28 miners in May. Local media reported that 81 miners were rescued and 18 were taken to hospital after the blast at the Taozigou Mine...

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