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Pike River recovery team continues prep for re-entry

The Pike River recovery team have continued their preparations for re-entry to recover the bodies of 29 miners trapped in an explosion in 2010. This week a number of team members undertook training...

excavator collides with dozer

Incident | Excavator collides with dozer

Another serious incident this week in NSW. A collision occurred when an excavator slewed, striking a dozer with the counterweight. According to the NSW Resources Regulator, the dozer operator called...

Simtars in India

Queensland Government’s Simtars launches into India

The Indian Government and Prime Minister Narendra Modhi have given approval to the cabinet for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the Queensland Government’s Safety in Mines...

workbox safety

Workbox falls from loader injuring miners

The NSW Resources Regulator has issued an alert to mines following a mine accident where a workbox falling from a loader in a metalliferous mine. The incident has highlighted the requirement for...

vent tube chain crushed fingers

Vent tube chain squashed underground miner’s fingers

A mining accident at a New South Wales mine has resulted in a mineworker suffering two fractured fingers from a vent tube chain while operating a shuttle car at an underground mine. According to...

old workings

Sinkhole demonstrates dangers around old workings

The Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has released an alert in relation to a sinkhole that opened in a pit floor engulfing a tool carrier and explosives...

dozer rolls on side

Dozer rolls on side at NSW mine

In the week ending 4th January 2019, the NSW Resources Regulator recorded 73 reportable incidents. In one of this week’s near-miss events, a dozer rolls onto its side while operating on a coal...

conveyor belt fire

Video emerges of Rio Cape Lambert conveyor belt fire

A video has emerged of the conveyor belt fire at the Cape Lambert port facility last Thursday. It is believed that the fire originated from hot work during a shutdown at the Rio Tinto JV Robe River...

mining industry farewells

Mining industry farewells a champion

The Queensland mining industry has farewelled Big Al (Allan Houston) in a moving service in Rockhampton on Monday. Allan was tragically killed in a dozer incident at the Saraji Mine on New...

women in mining

NSW Women in mining awards

The NSW Minerals Council has announced the 2019 Women in Mining Awards. The awards ceremony will be held in late June 2019. The Mineral Council said via their website ‘There are a growing...

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