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Haul truck backs through windrow

The NSW Resources Regulator has advised of an incident this week where a haul truck backed through a windrow and ended up on unstable ground above a 10m drop. The NSWRR said “A dump truck was...

tyre handling fatality

Tyre handling fatality at Bengalla mine

BREAKING NEWS:A tyre fitter/maintainer has been killed at Bengalla mine. Police said emergency services were called to the mine just before 8pm on Saturday, after reports of an industrial accident...

Chinese Mine Disaster

Final death toll at 21 in Chinese mine disaster

The final death toll from a Chinese mine disaster has been confirmed at 21, following the discovery of two bodies this week. The disaster occurred at a coal mine in Shandong Province south east of...

autonomous drones to improve safety

Drones to improve safety at Australian Mines

An Israeli automated drone startup Airobotics is focusing a range of operations on Australian mines sites and hopes to use its’ drones to improve safety and operations.  Airobotics’ drone...

pike river miners

No showstoppers likely for Pike River re-entry

A decision on the Pike River Mine re-entry to recover the bodies of the Pike River miners is imminent according to sources. This week Minister Andrew Little was to receive the re-entry plan compiled...

electrical engineering safety

Electrical Engineering Safety Seminar

Over 200 electrical engineers will examine the idea of ‘back to basics’ at the NSW Resources Regulator’s annual Electrical Engineering Safety Seminar next week. Mine workers, manufacturers...

prosecution at quarry

$100K fine for mining without authorisation

A mine operator has been forced to pay $100,000 following an investigation and prosecution by the NSW Resources Regulator, relating to mining without authorisation at the Oberon White Granite Quarry...

drone safety

Drones are like flying chainsaws | Industry Expert

When it comes to operating a drone safely on a mine site, there’s plenty of risks to consider, according to a drone industry expert. At this week’s Resources Training Council Conference, Dr Joel...

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