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Safety Alert: Close Call Accident

Surface – Dimension Stone – On Monday, October 23, 2017, the boom of a Pellegrini stiff leg derrick failed while lifting a muck bucket. The crane operator and the foreman were in the operator’s...

Safety Alert: One mine worker’s story

One mine worker’s story “On the days following the event, I reflected on how my loss would have affected my wife and two children, who were both under 5 years. It was a very sobering thought!” John...

Traumatic Injury Prevention in Mining

There are a variety of traumatic injuries that can occur in mining, the most common being to the hands and head. Heads are at risk of falling objects, while hands are often injured whilst using...

Noise-induced hearing loss causes and prevention

Hearing loss due to occupation is one of the biggest problems facing miners with it being the second most common injury reported in the industry. This should come as no surprise to those in the...

FIFO and the effects on family life

When compared to other parents, partners of FIFO workers experience higher levels of stress. FIFO workers are often working away from home for four to six weeks at any one time. Studies have also...

A former coal mine worker is suing Anglo

NHVR welcomes NRMA report addressing driver fatigue

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator said the recent NRMA’s Dead Tired would provide key recommendations to continue to address driver fatigue. NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the report highlighted...

Cyclone Shelter Designed for Extreme Weather Conditions

MineARC’s innovative StormSAFE Cyclone Shelter eliminates the necessity to send staff off-site during an extreme weather emergency. It is predicted that the 2017/18 cyclone season will see a return...

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