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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...

mine explosion

Mine explosion kills thirteen in Czech republic

Just prior to Christmas on the 20th December, a methane explosion in a mine located in the northeast of the Czech Republic killed 13 miners and injured a further 10. The incident has caused outrage...

abandoned mine

Mines Rescue team searches abandoned mine

A US based mines rescue team has completed a search today of a sealed abandoned mine for a missing person. The mine was reportedly last entered in 1998. According to reports, the mine, in Boone...

gretley mine disaster

Remembering Gretley Mine Disaster

Today we remember four men who lost their lives underground in the Gretley Colliery mine disaster when they mined into old workings and an inrush took their lives. At about 5.30 am on 14 November...

mine cyclone season

Mines prepare for cyclone season

In preparation for cyclone season many mines across Australia have already formalised emergency response plans for cyclone related events but mining safety regulators are warning that there is no...

inside pike river

Video footage inside Pike River Mine

In a follow-up to our recent story on the re-entry and recovery of 29 miners who perished in the Pike River Mine Disaster, video footage from inside Pike River Mine Borehole 44 appears to show no...

pike river mine

Re-entry to Pike River Mine to recover 29 bodies

Bringing home the boys from Pike River mine Re-entry to Pike River Mine in the NZ to recover the bodies of 29 miners, who perished in a mine explosion in November 2010, is likely to occur before...

North Goonyella Mine Fire:a tale of deception

OPINION: There’s an old saying “What a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive.” That saying might just apply to one of the world’s largest coal miners who, in cahoots with the Queensland...

refuge chamber

What happens to your body in a refuge chamber?

When people enter a safe refuge or a refuge chamber in an underground mine, the environment of the refuge changes significantly. A range of air quality issues such CO2, Oxygen and Heat need to be...

Tahmoor Coal mine

Tahmoor coal mine closed awaiting safety assessment

GFG Alliance’s Tahmoor coal mine has remain closed awaiting the outcomes of investigations and on-going mine safety assessments. The mine became national headlines last week when two miners...

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