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Ablemarle Kemerton Processing Plant

More than a dozen workers infected at processing plant

A growing number of employees caught a highly contagious disease at a resource extraction facility. At least 13 workers recently tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) at Mineral Resources’...

Mount Whaleback Mine

Employer fined after metal shard hits worker in neck

A multinational resources company will pay for an external employee’s severe workplace injury. BHP was fined years after a metal shard struck a maintenance worker at the Mount Whaleback Mine...

Cadia Hill Mine

Underground mine fire leaves worker with serious burns

An employee suffered severe injuries after material handling equipment caught on fire at an underground operation. One Newcrest Mining worker received serious burns when his LH621 Sandvik loader...

Granites Gold Mine

Mine sites report multiple FIFO staff tested positive

Remote employees became infected with a highly contagious disease at multiple mining operations. Newmont Corporation and South32 reported numerous fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers recently tested...

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Understanding the RPEQ system

In Queensland we have a unique system that requires registration for engineers working in or for Queensland. This is the registered professional engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) system that is...

FIFO charter plane

100 per cent FIFO worker ban stays in force

Legislation banning 100 per cent fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforces at major mining projects will remain in effect across Queensland. State Deputy Premier Steven Miles confirmed a recent review...

BHP trainees

Employers introduce COVID vaccine mandates

A mining services company and multinational resources giant will force workers to be immunised against coronavirus. Mineral Resources (MinRes) and BHP have confirmed every fly-in fly-out (FIFO) and...

Fair Work Commission

Pay rise recommended for coal mine employees

Many people working in the industry will have their remuneration boosted. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) reviewed the Black Coal Mining Industry Award, and decided covered employees should receive a...

AMSJ Nov 2021