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Worker sustains injury maintaining hydraulic breaker

New Zealand’s MinEx has recently released a safety alert highlighting the dangerous associated with maintenance of hydraulic rock breakers. According to Minex, a worker sustained a serious...

Truck Connecting with Powerlines

Mobile plant contacting energised overhead powerlines

The Queensland Government has released a mining safety report detailing requirements for the prevention of mobile plant and equipment from entering exclusion zones of energised overhead powerlines...

oil overheating gearbox

Dangerous incident at underground mine

NSW Resources Regulator has reported a dangerous incident that occurred in an underground mine. Workers in an underground coal mine smelt something burning and noticed that the gearbox output shaft...

N95 mask

Extending the Shelf Life of N-95 Masks

US researchers have developed new designs for N95 face masks they say will extend the shelf life of the respiratory protection devices – one of the key pieces of personal protective equipment being...

Miners memorial

Mining community to honour fallen colleagues online

Queensland’s annual memorial for fallen mine workers will be live streamed online for the general public for the first time in 2020. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said while this years’ service...

Manned loader falls into open stope

Manned loader falls into open stope | fatal accident

Western Australia’s Department of mines industry regulation and safety (DMIRS) has released a report regarding to manned loader falling into an open stope. In July 2020, an operator was driving...