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excavtor fire at thiess mount arthur mine

Excavator fire following return from service

The NSW Resources Regulator has released preliminary information on the Liebherr 996 excavator fire that reportedly occurred at a Thiess operation approximately two weeks ago. AMSJ has been informed...

bush fire at renison bell

Tasmanian bush fire heading for Renison Bell mine

A bush fire has caused a partial evacuation of the Renison Bell mine in Tasmania. The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) this afternoon has issued a bush fire emergency warning for Zeehan and Renison Bell...

haul truck fire

Haul truck fire | Driver dies from burns

Back in early September at a Peabody USA operation, a haul truck driver on night shift died after receiving extensive burns while exiting a haul truck on fire. According to reports from the US Mine...

Safety Bulletin - drive shaft fire

Safety Bulleting – Mines and preparing for fires

Mines are advised to prepare for surface fires  and consult with emergency authorities in their regions. KEY INFORMATION • Mine and petroleum site operators must ensure that their safety management...

GDF Suez refuse to foot $18m Hazelwood mine fire bill

GDF Suez are refusing to pay the $18 million bill for fire fighting efforts to extinguish a fire that burned for 45 days at their Hazelwood mine in Victoria, blanketing nearby towns in smokes and ash...

Man in court over Hazelwood mine blaze

A man has faced court, accused of starting the fire that burned for 45-days at the Hazelwood Mine in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The 20 year-old from Gippsland, appeared in the Latrobe...

Hazelwood mine fire in the latrobe valley

Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry reopened

The Victorian Government has reopened the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry to get to the bottom of community health concerns following the 2014 fire and consider rehabilitation at the Latrobe...

AMSJ Nov 2021