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Warning issued for contamination at Qld uranium mine

Queensland’s environment department has issued an Environmental Protection Order (EPO) to Uranium Mineral Ventures Inc for elevated levels of contaminants at it’s Ben Lomond Uranium Mine...

Gas Field Supervisors Prosecuted Over Worker Injuries

Company fined $95,000 after Goldfield mine injury

Evolution Mining, formerly La Mancha Resources, has been fined $95,000 following an incident that seriously injured a worker in 2013. Benedict Wydra was working at the company’s Frog’s...

Notices Issued For Unsafe Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Top 10 dangerous goods safety issues

The Department of Mines and Petroleum has developed a summary of the top 10 non-compliances identified during safety inspections in WA in 2015-16. Dangerous Goods Officers travel across Western...

Opal miner killed after mine collapse

Rescue teams dug with their hands to reach the body of a 62-year-old opal miner who became trapped underneath rubble after a collapse. Sidney Cuddy was killed when a trench in the shallow-cut mine...

Financial stress of mine workers triples in two years

Workers in the mining industry are almost three times as likely to experience financial stress in 2016 compared to 2014, according to new research. Twenty-six per cent of people working in the mining...

Work fatality rate rising in WA

Work fatality rates are on the rise in Western Australia, according to the latest Safe Work Australia data. The data, which is based on work fatality rates per 100,000 workers over thirteen years to...

drug-&-alcohol

Increased drug use poses testing challenges on mine sites

Mining companies are feeling the pressure to manage the impacts of drugs and alcohol in the workplace as recreational drug use increases, according to national survey results released this week. The...

Work-related injuries killed 195 workers last year

Last year, 195 workers died from injuries received at work, according to Safe Work Australia’s latest Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities report. The report highlights a positive downward...

Anglo refuses to rule out hiring armed guards

German Creek miners are concerned Anglo American will employ armed security guards to intimidate workers striking at the Middlemount mine, according to the CMFEU. The union wrote to Anglo American’s...

Tighter laws to protect coal miners against black lung

Tighter rules to protect Queensland miners from coal workers pneumoconiosis will officially kick in from January 1. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr...

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