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Dangerous incident – Ignition of Methane

Incident date: 23 January 2018 Event: Ignition of methane at continuous miner working face Location: Chain Valley Colliery – Vales Point NSW Overview A frictional ignition of methane occurred at an...

What you need to know about naturally occurring asbestos

Asbestos is naturally occurring – so what do we need to know about to keep safe? Asbestos can be found all over Australia, generally in rock, soil or sediment.  It comes in white (chrysotile), brown...

Tips for Fatigue Management in a Mining Workplace

Fatigue can be identified as ‘level above’ being tired.  It is a level of exhaustion, both mental and physical, that hampers a persons ability to function.  This becomes a major health and safety...

Efficiency Levels in Mining

Throughout the world, mining efficiency levels continue to rise. Mining safety and operations managers are utilising new technologies as well improving safety benchmarks to continuously improve a...

AUTOMATION: THE POSITIVE FUTURE FOR MINING

By Clive Gray; General Manager Director – Australian Diversified Engineering Automation is the latest trend in mining with the ‘cruise control’ setting for many processes now increasingly becoming...

FIFO WORKERS’ PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS “ALARMING”

More than 1 in 4 (28%) FIFO workers are experiencing high to very high psychological distress according to newly published research by Rural & Remote Mental Health in conjunction with Edith Cowan...

Dangerous incident – Rock Bolt Fell 16m

Summary: A rock bolt fell 16 m from the headworks of a winder onto a pedestrian walkway. A bolt was protruding from the skip when it caught a guard and was ejected onto the platform before falling to...

Dangerous Incident – Vehicle Collision on access ramp

Summary: A collision occurred between an underground haul truck and a light vehicle on the mine access ramp. Both operators called on the two-way radio that they were entering the ramp but they both...

Dangerous incident – Impact to Excavator Windscreen

Summary: Pasture harrows hit the windscreen of an excavator. The harrows became caught on buried geo-fabric and when the excavator was slewed, a chain broke and the harrows hit the windscreen of the...

Mining company fined for worker’s death

A mining company in New Zealand has been sentenced following the death of a worker in July 2016. The company’s representatives arrived in Tauranga District Court for sentencing in March and a...

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