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underground haul truck fire

Fire on underground haul truck | Drivetrain bearing

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a fire on underground haul truck at a metalliferous mine in the past week. According to the Regulator, a bearing collapsed on the drive train and grease was...

mining accident LHD

Mining accident |Operator ejected from door of LHD

UPDATED 6/2/2019 An operator was ejected from the door of a Load Haul Dump at a metalliferous mine when a parking brake was inadvertently engaged. According to available regulator reports, a load...

vent tube chain crushed fingers

Vent tube chain squashed underground miner’s fingers

A mining accident at a New South Wales mine has resulted in a mineworker suffering two fractured fingers from a vent tube chain while operating a shuttle car at an underground mine. According to...

UQ bentonite plug

Cheaper and safer way to plug wells revealed

Plugging decommissioned oil and gas wells may become safer and more economical with a solution championed by leading researchers. A team from the University of Queensland (UQ) Centre for Coal Seam...

Train of Thought: Where’s the trade-off

INNOVATE, BUT DON’T MAKE A MISTAKE! Imagine I want to create a business with a culture of innovation to stay ahead of the pack and to continue to provide value to shareholders. However, in...

second degree burns safety alert

Worker at mine suffers second degree burns

A Safety Alert has been issued over an incident in which a tradesman suffered second degree burns on his right hand, after drilling into an enclosed excavator counterweight and causing a gas...

Dozer Belly Plate Fell On Woodie Woodie Mine Worker

The worker who died near  Woodie Woodie mine in WA on Tuesday was killed while attempting to remove a belly plate from a dozer, according to the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP). DMP...

Crane Topples Over In Front of Inspector at Roy Hill

Talk about embarrassing – a crane has toppled over in front of a safety inspector at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine construction site  in the Pilbara of Western Australia. The incident...

Mine Companies Putting Production Before Safety

Mine companies are not doing enough to prevent permanent injury to workers who operate high vibrating machinery, and are putting productivity targets before workers welfare, according to an expert in...

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