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dozer buried in stockpile

Dozer buried in a stockpile | Mining Incident

In a reported incident this week a dozer operating on a stockpile encountered a void that resulted in the dozer buried in a stockpile. The NSW Resources Regulator has confirmed that  “While...

industrial manslaughter proposed in Victoria

Minerals Council caution on industrial manslaughter

The Minerals Council of Australia has cautioned the Victorian Government on its’ proposed industrial manslaughter laws saying that the new laws will give rise to unintended consequences which...

Simtars in India

Queensland Government’s Simtars launches into India

The Indian Government and Prime Minister Narendra Modhi have given approval to the cabinet for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the Queensland Government’s Safety in Mines...

ammonium nitrate trucking

Government sues ammonium nitrate trucking company

The Queensland State government has commenced an action against an ammonium nitrate trucking company for almost $8 million in damages following a road train explosion in 2014 near Charleville. The...

Heavy Vehicle National Law

Heavy vehicle national law impacts safety professionals

Following changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law late last year, there is some confusion as well as a number of common misunderstandings within the transport industry about certain OHS-related...

saraji mine

Department launches investigation into Saraji Incident

In the lead up to the funeral of miner Allan Houston next Monday, the Queensland Mines Inspectorate has announced an investigation into the incident that claimed his life at the BMA Saraji Mine on...

union boss

Former union boss takes a swipe at Mines Inspectors

A former CFMEU union boss has taken a swipe at the Queensland Government’s response to a mining safety incident where a worker suffered breathing difficulty in an underground coal mine in...

Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health Kate Dupreez

Queensland Commissioner for mine safety and health

Queensland’s newest Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health is no stranger to mining, with more than a decade of hands-on industry experience. Kate du Preez spoke to AMSJ in April 2018 and outlined...

Ground Control

Your comments needed on Ground Control

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is seeking public comment on a suite of guidance materials developed for ground control for WA mining operations. The department has...