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Risk present in all work spaces

Businesses need to consider health and safety risks on all structures, even those infrequently used. On 2 June 2016 a Rangiora Carpets staff member fell 2.5 metres from an unconsented mezzanine floor...

Dangerous Incident: haul truck tray

Summary: The operator of a haul truck was lowering his tray after dumping a load when the tray suddenly slammed down to the bump stops. The lower retaining bolts of the left hand cylinder retainer...

Dangerous Incident: shotcrete rig

Summary: An operator using a shotcrete rig was preparing the machine for a maintenance task to repair a fault on the nozzle on the boom. While operating the remote control, a spring return to centre...

Dangerous Incident: sparks coming from the engine

Summary: An operator of an underground haul truck noticed sparks coming from the engine bay area of a concrete agitator. The truck operator immediately notified the agitator operator, who stopped...

Dangerous Incident: a skip trip in the head frame

Summary: When hoisting, a skip trip in the head frame occurred. The skip tipped and the cylinder pushed the skip back into bridle, then the skip descended to the guides. The skip became caught and...

Recent tailgate incidents raises concerns

The Resources Regulator has identified significant concerns in relation to incidents involving truck drivers being hit by the trailer tailgate while clearing or dislodging material from the trailer...

Mine Maintenance Matters

With Australia a leader in the production of iron ore, coal, bauxite and copper, mining is certainly one of the backbones of the economy. Increasing competition and pressures to reduce costs and...

Mines Rescue Competition at New Acland Mine

New Acland Mine is hosting the 2017 Southern Region Rescue Challenge When: Thursday the 19th of October 2017. Where: New Acland Mine Why: The Challenge is being contested by 7 teams from mines and...

New report shows challenging outlook for gold industry

Long-term forecast of Australia’s mineral production and revenue The outlook for gold: 2017-2057 Report by MinEx Consulting: October 2017 Under the combined support and sponsorship of six government...

Rushed workplace laws risk undermining safety

Rushed workplace laws risk undermining safety The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has grave concerns that rushed changes to workplace health and safety legislation will have the perverse outcome...

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