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Life-saving electrical compliance app

QuickSafety will soon launch its electrical safety compliance software after completing BlueChilli’s accelerator program and raising over $400,000 in pre-seed funding, and will address a life...

Broken Hill mine prosecuted by the Resources Regulator

A mine operator has been fined $500,000 following an investigation and prosecution by the Resources Regulator relating to the serious injury of a worker at the Perilya Broken Hill Southern Operations...

Mine Safety With ACG Events

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) based at The University of Western Australia is hosting a number of international conferences this year.

Here Be Dragons

By Dave Whitefield A Strange Start but Please Stay with Me The term “Here Be Dragons” was used by cartographers as recently as the 1500s to mark uncharted areas on maps. It was designed to scare...

Close Call Accident Alert – Dirt Dump

Surface – Slope Failure – On April 18, 2018, a front-end loader operator observed that a portion of the “dirt dump” or refuse pile located on the top rim of the quarry had sloughed and...

Safety Alert: Finger caught in alternator pulley

An operator was checking for exhaust leaks in a truck when his finger was caught in the alternator pulley. The worker required several stiches to the finger and time off work. Entanglement is one of...

Severe Incident: Spontaneous Combustion

Summary: A spontaneous combustion event at an open cut coal mine was reported to the Resources Regulator, but it had not been notified by the mine. The mine was responding to an ongoing heating event...

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