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Serious injury – Articulated Water Cart Rolled Over

Overview A worker suffered a serious laceration on his lower back when the articulated water cart he was driving rolled over. Other workers provided first aid to the injured worker before he was...

Changes protect workers exposed to lead processes

SafeWork Australia has consulted with regulators, unions and industry groups in developing a Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) Managing the risks associated with lead in the workplace: blood...

SEASONED MINER TACKLES SAFETY IN THE INDUSTRY

Queensland’s newest Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health is no stranger to mining, with more than a decade of hands-on industry experience. Kate du Preez outlines her vision for safer and...

Preparing Financially for the Inevitable Downturn

For the first time in many years, the global mining forecast is looking fairly good, however, for those working in the mining industry across the globe, there are many things that continue to make...

Land contamination

By Phil Abernethy Land contamination is the degradation of the earth’s land surface through poor agricultural practices, mineral exploitation, industrial waste dumping, the introduction of hazardous...

Dangerous Incident – Telescopic Boom Failure

Summary: The Resources Regulator has been made aware of an incident that occurred in Western Australia recently on an elevated work platform (EWP). The telescopic boom “uncontrollably retracted under...

Dangerous incident – Haul Truck and Grader Collision

Summary: A haul truck ran into a grader while trying to pass it.  Positive communications protocols were not followed.  No injuries were reported but heavy damage was caused to each machine...

Dangerous incident – Highwall Failed

Summary: A highwall failed and material spilled over the bund protection and onto the working bench below. This blocked access to part of the pit. While no workers were present in the area where the...

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