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6040 excavator safety features

New 6040 Excavator delivered to Queensland mine

A new Caterpillar 6040 excavator has been recently commissioned and delivered to a Central Queensland mine by the Hastings Deering and Hexex team. The new excavator is a step change in safety...

WA incidents

Reversing the leading vehicle activity of WA incidents

A Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) report has found that reversing is the primary vehicle activity that accounts for the largest number of collisions in...

AMWU at loggerheads with FMG over rail wagon asbestos

The AMWU has hit out at Fortescue Metals Group over the removal of white asbestos (contained in friction wear plates in train bogies) contained in 3384  rail wagons imported from China. According to...

mine collapse

Fourteen dead in Rwanda mine collapse

At least 14 people, among them seven women, were killed when a hill slope stability issue resulted in a mine collapse in eastern Rwamagana district in Rwanda, a local official said. Confirming the...

national group excavator delivery

New excavator deliveries to Bowen Basin mines

SPONSORED The National Group have closed out a record-breaking 2018 and started 2019 off with a bang by delivering a pair of brand new Excavators into Queensland’s Bowen Basin. The first of these...

workplace culture

Trends in workplace culture in 2019

Workplaces across every industry are becoming more and more aware of the importance culture plays in organisational success, according to coaching firm Corporate Edge. Culture plays a central role in...

LED numbering system Hail Creek

LED Numbering System to improve positive ID

SPONSORED A LED numbering system has been installed to improve positive identification at Glencore’s Hail Creek Coal Mine site in the Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia. RCT installed an AusProTec™...

stockpile fatality

Stockpile truck fatality costs quarry operator $230K

The operator of a quarry in Victoria has been convicted and fined $230,000 after a driver was killed when his vehicle rolled on a stockpile in May 2016. Keilor Melton Quarries Pty Ltd was sentenced...

canadian geologist kidnapped

Geologist kidnapped and murdered at West African camp

The security and safety risks of working in remote locations have been highlighted by the tragic death of a Canadian geologist in West Africa. Progress Minerals, Geologist Kirk Woodman was kidnapped...