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Hydraulic hose failure

Hydraulic hose failure caused fire in scraper

The NSW Resources Regulator has advised of a scraper fire due to hydraulic hose failure. Summary A worker suffered minor burns when exiting a scraper after it caught fire. A hired scraper was...

dumb things people do at mines

Dumb things people do at mines sites

We all know that there’s someone out there that we’ve worked with over the years who just does the dumbest things when it comes to maintaining safety on site. Fortunately, most people...

hydraulic accumulator

Hydraulic Accumulator Near Miss

DMIRS WA has issued a safety alert highlighting the dangers of work with pressurised hydraulic accumulators. In May 2018, workers were exposed to potentially serious or life threatening injuries when...

BHP trials drones for port operations

Mining and energy giant BHP is trialing the use of drones to speed up its port operations. The firm intends to deploy small unmanned aerial vehicles to take draft readings and inspect holds on giant...

tahmoor mine

Tahmoor Mine : Creating positives from negatives

Tahmoor Mine has re-opened over the weekend. The re-opening follows a six week investigation into a significant safety related incident and rescue operation where two men were trapped in a cage for...

calibrating a gas detector

Calibrating a gas detector costs a life

It seems almost incomprehensible that the process of calibrating a gas detector would cost an underground miner his life…but it did. This is the tragic story of Paul Maguire who died at work at...

Safe Work and Mining

Last year 191 Australians lost their lives as a result of their employment and a further 106,000 made claims for serious injuries. 

boilermaker dies

Boilermaker dies in gantry collapse-reminder

INDUSTRY REMINDER – Boilermaker dies in gantry collapse Shutdowns across the mining industry attribute to a range of safety related incidents. Unfortunately, sometimes these incidents result in...

haul truck driver killed

Haul truck driver killed: 79 km/h downhill crash

A haul truck driver killed at Paraburdoo Channar mine last month was travelling at 79 km/h when his fully loaded Komatsu 830E A/C haul truck left the ramp and hit a windrow in a designated 20 km/h...

mining hazard

Mining hazard identification challenge

How good are you at identifying a mining hazard? Mining safety researchers from the USA based National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health have developed an online assessment to test your...

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