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Out of sight must not be out of mind

Corrosion affects all concrete buildings and structures around the world and they deteriorate at varying rates over time, depending on the material used, the types of corrosive agents in the...

Dangerous incident 

A dump truck reversed to a dump windrow on an active tip head to tip a load of waste. The windrow collapsed behind the rear tyres with the truck’s tyres going through the windrow. Recommendations to...

Dangerous incident 

Summary: While inspecting a dewatering pump in a sump, a mine deputy removed a 2” air hose from the 6” pipe range manifold to which it was connected to identify the cause of a blockage. After opening...

Worker fall

Fall incidents dominate statistics

The quarterly safety statistics collected by MinEx now include reporting of incidents that, but for different circumstances, could have resulted in death or serious harm. The first six months of data...

Dangerous incident: High pressure portable apparatus

A contract fitter was using a high-torque wrench to remove bolts from the final drive on an excavator. He had a remote control in his hand and was using his right leg to steady the wrench in place...

Serious Head Injury at NZ site

On February 8, a plant operator was shovelling material from around a crusher when a rock fell from the Surge Bin deck above. The rock struck the worker on the head, splitting the hardhat and causing...

THE STANDARD IN SAFETY AND REFUGE

Strata Worldwide is a global company that has always invested considerable time and resources into fully understanding the underground working environment. Through years of research and experience...

Is The Focus On Compliance Harming Safety Performance?

Surely Compliance Can’t Be A Bad Thing OK, so to be clear, compliance in itself is not the problem I’m going to bang on about in this article. The issue I’m going to take a swing at is an increasing...

CONVEYOR TECHNOLOGY HELPS GOLD RUSH TEAM COMPETE

Chances are, if you mention the phrase “gold rush” to anyone associated with the mining industry, they’ll know you’re talking about the most popular show on the Discovery channel, cable TV’s #1...

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