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Fatigue & Dehydration: Two sides of the same coin

By Kaitlyn Bruschi, Corporate Bodies International Dehydration and fatigue are significant risks within the mining industry, both having considerable impacts on health and safety parameters within...

Serious Injury: Broken Wrist

Summary: A fitter suffered an injury to his right hand, including a broken wrist and possible tendon damage when a transport cradle associated with a downhole hammer rig fell. The rig had been...

Serious Injury: Compound Finger Fracture

Summary:  A surface drill was being packed up. At the time, there were stilsons attached to a cylinder that had no device to stop them falling over. They fell onto a control panel and the operator’s...

Dangerous Incident: Coal Burst

Summary: A coal burst was reported on a longwall face. No injuries were reported, however a worker was reported to be in the vicinity of where the event occurred. About 20 kg of coal product was...

Dangerous Incident: Flame around exhaust

Summary: A drill rig was tramming up a ramp for a blast evacuation when a hydraulic hose ruptured. A trail of leaking oil was on the ground until the drill rig stopped due to a low oil level trip...

Dangerous incident: Hoist Fail

Summary:  A light vehicle was on a vehicle hoist in a workshop. It was parked in neutral and had wheel chocks applied. The hoist was raised to about 1.5 m for fitters to work on the wheels. They...

Upcoming Safety Regulation System Enhancements

Upcoming Safety Regulation System Enhancements The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is planning to roll-out further enhancements to its Safety Regulation System (SRS) on 21...

Australia’s first automation qualifications

A collaboration between Rio Tinto, South Metropolitan TAFE and the Western Australian government is set to make history with new, high-tech courses in automation now one step closer. These nationally...

Better Training, Better Outcomes

There is no doubt that mining is a dangerous occupation. In centuries past, the risk of death and serious injury was a very real possibility for mine workers whether they were extracting coal, metal...

AMSJ Spring 2018