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Truck loses control

A fully loaded dump truck lost control on a haul road with the truck’s front wheels going through a windrow. The windrow stopped the truck from going over a 10m drop-off to a small berm and a further...

Dangerous incident- drill rig

While running in drill rods on a drill rig in an underground metal mine, a driller saw a flame appear, then disappear out of the drill rod. The flame was about 30cm, bright orange and lasted for...

High potential incident

A shaft winder at an underground mine tripped. It was initially attributed to a communications fault as a result of a flat battery. In the process of arranging a battery change out, it was identified...

Worker’s thumb severed during winching operation

During a rigging up operation on a coal seam gas lease, a skid holding a shipping container had been unloaded from the back of a truck using a truck mounted winch. While trying to realign the skid, a...

Methane hazards at open-cut excavations

A maintainer working at an open-cut coal mine had completed gouging a weld from an excavator travel motor guard when a bystander noticed small blue flames between the excavator track pads, directly...

Mines Safety Roadshow – have you registered?

The 2017 Mines Safety Roadshow will be commencing next week 3 October in Kalgoorlie and will travel to Leonora, Newman, Cloudbreak, Tom Price, Karratha, Port Hedland, Bunbury, Mandurah, Geraldton and...

RESOURCE SUPPLIERS CALL FOR FAIRER TERMS

Seven regional Queensland industry groups and economic development bodies have requested major mining houses review their payment terms for suppliers.  In letters sent to the heads of five major...

PLANET TRUMPS PROJECT IN PRECINCT DESIGN

This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Martin Smith Animals have a way of beating the odds by using what’s been given. If it’s not the one-inch cathedral termite that architects a 5-metre home on...

HSE Coordinator Shutdown Work – FIFO Pilbara

PGC Resources is a West Australian owned and operated company specialising in project personnel for the Mining, Maintenance, Construction and Oil and Gas industries and are currently seeking...

Response times of gas detectors

Following entry into an underground roadway at a coal mine, a longwall deputy’s gas detector alarmed at 2% methane. The gas detector peaked at 3.5% during the deputy’s retreat from this roadway. This...

Worker fall

Mining regulation

The Australian Government does not regulate WHS in the mining industry. WHS in the mining industry is regulated by states and territories. A summary of the WHS regulatory framework for mining is set...

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