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Category - Ground Control

This information covers control of ground in both underground and surface operations. The objective of ground control is to maintain safe working in strata whether it be in rock and soil (the terms strata control and slope management are also used in underground mines and surface mines, respectively). Slope stability, roof talk, roof falls, outbursts, rock bursts, scaling, ground control monitoring and ground control incidents are included in this category.

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Sinkhole demonstrates dangers around old workings

The Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has released an alert in relation to a sinkhole that opened in a pit floor engulfing a tool carrier and explosives...

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...

AMSJ Spring 2018