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Stigma – A hidden danger on site

We’ve recently begun to understand that talking openly about mental distress and suicide doesn’t just reduce stigma, it actually reduces the risk of suicide. Research confirms that when we seek help...

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A Respiratory Solution for Every Job and Task

It’s clearly recognised we need clean air to survive and that exposure to toxins could cause irreparable damage to our health, but sometimes respiratory risks are not obvious with damage to lungs...

Dangerous incident: Dozer reversed into Haul Truck

Summary: A haul truck was reversing into the pit dump behind a dozer that was positioned and working perpendicular to the haul truck. The dozer reversed into the haul truck making contact between the...

Serious injury: Bobcat Windscreen Smashed

Summary: The operator of a bobcat was picking up overflow spillage (mud, coal, magnetite) that was spread around the collection sump. The operator had picked up and loaded about 15 to 20 loads of wet...

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Dangerous incident: Small Fire

Summary: A small fire was reported on a contractor’s shotcrete machine. The fire occurred in the electrical (24 volt) componentry on the left-hand side of the machine and was extinguished using the...

Dangerous incident: Fingertip crushed and amputated

Summary: A driller’s index fingertip was crushed and amputated when the door of a blast hole drill rig was closed onto his finger. The operator had his hand resting on the door frame of the non...

Safety Alert – Arc Flash Hazard Alert

All energized electrical equipment carry the danger of potential arc flash at any moment. • Each year, more than 2,000 people are admitted to burn centers with severe arc flash burns. • Arc flashes...

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...

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