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mill reline parts ejected

Unbalanced load during mill reline ejects parts 65m

The NSW Resources Regulator has advised of a dangerous incident during relining of a mill at a mine site. During a planned shutdown for the relining of a mill, a maintenance worker was slowly working...

excavtor fire at thiess mount arthur mine

Excavator fire following return from service

The NSW Resources Regulator has released preliminary information on the Liebherr 996 excavator fire that reportedly occurred at a Thiess operation approximately two weeks ago. AMSJ has been informed...

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Three workers killed in underground equipment fire

Three mine workers have been killed in an underground equipment fire at Glencore JV owned Mopani Copper Mine in Zambia. The company has confirmed that three of its miners died after an underground...

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...

kibble operated by McMahon Mining service

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...

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...

eye injury eye socket injury

Serious eye injury: fractured eye socket

An eye injury to a mine worker performing a routine task on a slurry pump has highlighted the need for effective safety processes and eye protection. According to a report from the mining regulator...