Queensland mine safety inspector crisis

Queensland mines inspectorate reaches crisis point

The Queensland mine safety inspectorate has reached a crisis point according to department insiders and a former Queensland mines inspector. Claims of internal infighting, inadequate staff resources...

Queensland mines inspection

Queensland mines inspection slashed

New figures obtained by the LNP show that the Palaszczuk Labor Government has slashed the number of mine inspections in Queensland by more than 500 a year. The answer to an Opposition question-on...

Hydraulic access ladders on mining excavator was the cause of death of a mine worker in WA. Golding Contractors at Baralaba North will investigate access ladders

Hazards of hydraulic access ladders

The death of a mine worker at Baralaba North Coal mine has highlighted the potential hazards of hydraulic access ladders on mining plant. While the investigation into the death of Jack Gerdes at the...

Queensland Government Mining Safety

Queensland Government – mining safety in crisis

OPINION There are some valuable lessons for an industry when six fatal accidents occur within a relatively short time frame. Those lessons should resonate throughout the industry, not only extending...

Engineering regulator warns against using unaccredited engineers

Engineering regulator warning against dodgy engineers

Queensland’s engineering regulator is urging building owners to only engage a registered professional engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) to conduct building assessments. The advice from the Board of...

A stone quarry has been convicted for five offences under the mining act. An environmental management plan was not provided

Five offences under the Mining Act for Bourke Quarry

The NSW Resources Regulator has welcomed a Court decision on five offences under the Mining Act at Far Western Stone Quarry, around 45kms from Bourke. The operator of Far Western Stone Quarries Pty...