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Explosion in Chinese Coal Mine Kills Six Workers

A NEW explosion in a Chinese coal mine has killed six people and left 11 missing, three days after a blast killed 28 workers at the same mine, state media says. The blasts occurred at the Babao mine...

LNG industry launches Gladstone aero medical service

A new medical evacuation helicopter has been officially launched by Queensland’s four Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) proponents in Gladstone today. The helicopter will provide a dedicated response to on...

Safety report on nanotechnology released

Safe Work Australia Chair Ann Sherry AO today released two research reports examining nanotechnology work health and safety issues. The two reports identify valuable uses of nanotechnologies; for...

October Fatality Figures Released

SafeWork Australia has just released the October Notifiable Fatalities Monthly Report. There were 16 work-related notifiable fatalities reported during October 2012 — 14 male workers and two male...

Materials handler operators identified at risk

Investigations by the Qld Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) into serious incidents involving materials handlers have identified a common causal factor: operators typically undertake...

Pilbara mine worker death raises serious concerns

Police from the small Pilbara mining town of Tom Price are continuing their investigation into the death of 54-year-old Rio Tinto mine employee, whose body was discovered four days after he died. The...

Safety Gets Serious in Melbourne

Safety Gets Serious In Melbourne

From 19-21 March, safety experts from all over the country will converge to talk about the latest technology and know-how at the Safety in Action trade show to be held at the Melbourne Exhibition...

Employee Deaths Could Mean Jail Time

The onsite death of an employee could put negligent mine managers behind bars under new legislation being considered by the Western Australian Government. PerthNow reports the WA Department of Mines...

Workplace Safety Guide Released

The 2013 Mining Industry Guide to Workplace Safety has just been released by The Australia Mines & Metals Association and the Minerals Industry Safetyand Health Centre in association with Pro...

Underground smoker faces jail time

A Queensland mine worker could be slapped with a $50,000 fine or face six months in jail after allegedly being caught smoking a cigarette in an underground coal mine in the Bowen Basin. The incident...

Roof fall at NSW underground coal mine

The NSW Government’s mine safety arm is urging all underground mine operators to urgently review their strata management plans after a roof fall occurred at an underground coal mine in the state. No...

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