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Vega aims to make measurement safer with New Products.

Vega’s non-contact, continuous level measurement system Vegapuls 69 continues to prove its versatility in bulk solid measuring, being utilised for the purpose of rock crusher level control, a...

Serious Injury: Neck Injury

A worker suffered suspected neck injuries when an excavator was loading a dump truck. The mounts on a hydraulic tank on the dump truck failed during the incident. Recommendations to industry: When...

Mining Risk Management Products And Services

Dangerous incident: haul truck breached

A haul truck breached a windrow at a dump.  The position 5 and 6 wheels breached the windrow and the operator only stopped when called by another operator. There was a 20m drop behind the windrow...

Tips To Reduce Mining Accidents

Dangerous Incident: Excavator Overturned

An excavator overturned while cleaning up a bench. The bench was 1.5m high. Recommendations to industry: Equipment operators must maintain situational awareness and remain vigilant of the risk of...

Mining Safety Tips

Dangerous incident: excavator tramming underground

An excavator was tramming underground when it hit a light vehicle. The excavator was carrying a hydraulic hammer at the time. As it trammed around a corner, the operator did not see the parked light...

How To Stay Healthy When Working In The Mine

Dangerous incident: large pressure bump

A large pressure bump occurred in a development roadway. Workers on the continuous miner at the time were peppered workers with coal on a continuous miner. A dust storm followed. The rib moved and...

Dangerous incident: black powder product

Packaging from a black powder product was found smouldering in the extraction drive by the shotfirer and his assistant. Four cartridges were found in this state. The root cause of packaging being...

Dangerous incident: winder main skip

While carrying out maintenance, a winder main skip made contact with a davit arm. The arm had been used to prepare for maintenance and when the winder was operated it struck the davit arm...

Advanced Automation to reduce Workplace Injuries

Automation and robots will make work safer and reduce workplace injury in Australia over the next 20 years, as revealed in a joint study by Safe Work Australia and CSIRO’s data innovation group...

Mining Safety Products

The Queensland Land Court’s New Practice Directions

by Mathew Deighton, Alice Blackburn, Jasmine Zamprogno| IN BRIEF – Parties to Land Court proceedings should familiarise themselves with the new Practice Directions, as they both will have...

Mining safety shows global improvement

The amount of mining fatalities among 28 of the world’s 40 largest miners which disclosed their safety statistics has reduced by 37 percent. Out of 22 companies which reported injury frequency rate...

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