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Metropolitan Coal mine gas investigation continues

The NSW Resources Regulator will lead a causal investigation into a mine gas incident at Metropolitan Coal Mine, where workers were withdrawn from the underground coal mine after carbon dioxide and...

Northern star resources fined after workers injured driving underground

Company fined $180K for failure to pay security deposit

The NSW Resources Regulator has welcomed a Court decision to convict and fine Abterra Australia Pty Ltd $180,000 for failing to comply with a legal obligation to pay an environmental rehabilitation...

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Dyno Nobel cops $250K fine for EWP death at Telfer

Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific has been fined $250K and ordered to pay costs of around $30K after a guilty plea in the Perth Magistrates Court. The fine was related to the EWP death of 28-year-old Joshua...

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Highwall miner fatality report release

The US-based Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the preliminary details on the fatality of an experienced mine worker who was killed while working on the pad of a highwall...

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CFMEU welcomes Peabody findings but…

Like the Peabody planned staged re-entry to the North Goonyella coal mine, so too has been the staged releases to media surrounding the circumstances of the coal mine fire. On the surface, it looks...

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Nurofen Plus sacking upheld by Fair Work Commission

A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission to not reinstate a worker after he was sacked for taking Nurofen Plus on the job has shone a light on the need for employee compliance with direction...

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Regulator shuts down underground coal mine

The NSW Regulator has shut down an underground coal mine amidst concerns for the safety of mine workers. The stop work order follows compliance action being undertaken for fire risks on conveyors on...

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Come-a-long incident costs miners $176K in fines

Rema Tip Top Material Processing (Rema) and Chichester Metals Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Limited (FMG) have been fined $112,000 and $64,000 respectively in Perth Magistrates...

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Macmahon cops $375K fine after penalty appealed

Macmahon Mining services have been fined $375K for a fatal mining incident following an appeal against the original $75K fine by the NSW Attorney General. The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal upheld the...

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Whistleblower protection laws passed

New laws requiring organisations to protect whistleblowers and implement whistleblowing policies have passed through the Australian Government and is expected to come into effect on 1 July. On 19...

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