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STUDY: Coal dust is harming coral

Australian researchers have raised fresh concerns that a major shipping disaster could harm the Great Barrier Reef, with new research revealing coal dust in seawater can kill corals and slow down the...

Contractor fined $20,000 for Christmas Creek fatality

A mining contracting company has been fined $20,000 in Perth Magistrates Court for the death of a worker at Fortescue Metal Group’s Christmas Creek mine in 2013. Mesa West Pty Ltd was charged...

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BLACK LUNG: Eight cases confirmed

An eighth case of Black Lung disease has been publicly confirmed today, making it the second coal miner in less than a week to be diagnosed with the deadly disease. The contract worker, who has asked...

As many as 12 miners could have black lung, union says

A seventh case of Black Lung disease has been announced this week, with confirmation coming that the latest case is a 55-year-old miner with a long history working in Queensland coal mines. CFMEU...

BREAKING: Seventh coal miner diagnosed with black lung

Another Queensland coal worker has been diagnosed with coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, bringing the number of confirmed cases to seven. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham told...

Worker seriously injured after fall from truck

A worker was seriously injured after falling from an articulated dump truck at a New South Wales mine. The plant operator suffered a skull fracture after the February incident, according to a New...

A FIFO Addiction

Mine workers are turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with the isolation that comes with fly-in fly-out work. The Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland CEO Tony Stevenson writes about the up(per)s...

Safety Management Systems – a different perspective

By Geoff Hoad A Safety Management System is supposed to be a systematic and proactive process for managing safety risks. Having a structured approach to safety management should complement and...

Ten years since Beaconsfield miners rescued

Ten years ago today, Brant Webb and Todd Russell stepped outside of the Beaconsfield mine and clocked off after two weeks trapped underground. At 9.26pm on April 25, 2006, the miners became entombed...

Tragedy at Depth: Austar Coal Mine double fatality

The following is the executive summary of an investigation report, prepared by the NSW Mine Safety Investigation Unit, into a double fatality at the Austar Coal Mine in New South Wales in 2014...

Kimberly Clark - Heat Stress

Study: PPE protects workers against fatigue

While the days are getting shorter and the nights are growing colder, the risk of heat-related illnesses striking mine workers remains. A new whitepaper by Kimberly Clark, Burning out: How fighting...

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