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Report into deaths at NSW Coalfiends, 2014

At 9.05 pm on 15 April 2014, James Mitchell (49) and Phillip Grant (35) died when a major rib/sidewall pressure burst occurred in a longwall development roadway (known as a gate road) during mining...

Front-end loader hit by a train

On July 24, 2017, a front-end loader was hit by a train while crossing the railroad tracks. The miner was uninjured and the front-end loader remained upright. Best Practices • Install signage and...

Dangerous incident:product conveyor

Summary: Repairs were being carried out on a product conveyor. A hot splice was completed earlier in the day with the belt technician finalising the splice using a 180 mm polisher with a tungsten...

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Serious Injury Report

A deputy has stepped into a pumping auger hole while hanging a pump line along the rib. The auger hole was below the surface of the water and was not visible. The hole was about 300 mm in diameter...

Dangerous incident: pump

Summary: As a worker was attempting to lift a pump that was fitted with a wire safety cage surrounding it, the pump moved sidewards and cut through the worker’s glove resulting in a laceration to his...

Dangerous incident

Summary: While a loader was picking up oversize waste from a reject bin and loading it into a 5 tonne tipper, a 1.5 metre fibreglass roof bolt fell out of the bucket, passed through the mesh aperture...

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Dangerous Incident: Arm jammed against wall

An operator was driving a light vehicle with the window down and his arm resting on the window sill. While passing another vehicle, his vehicle hit the gutter and in doing so the operator jammed his...

The world’s worst mine disaster

The first ever recorded mining accident killed 23 people in 1872 and the most recent claimed 203 lives just a few years ago. While there have been many mine disasters in history, the worst we have...

The power to be safe

Electrical accidents are a common cause of high-potential mining incidents – and one Australian company is dedicated to doing something to help eradicate them.

2017 Australian Mine of the Year

Anglo American’s Moranbah North mine received the highest accolade at the prestigious 2017Australian Mining Prospect Awards taking out the overall prize: 2017 Australian Mine of the Year. At the...

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New International Standard to reduce mining accidents

There’s no question that mining has been made safer over the years, but mines are still one of the most hazardous places to work. The causes can be numerous, from explosive dust and toxic gases to...

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