Category - LEGAL SPEAK

Rio Tinto female worker

Mining giant ‘distressed’ after FIFO blade attack

A multinational resources company expressed deep sorrow about a remote employee being sexually assaulted at knifepoint. Rio Tinto recently confirmed a female fly-in fly-out (FIFO) contractor was...

Peabody Energy mine

Mining giant penalised for ‘dangerous’ coal mine

A multinational resources producer was widely criticised for failing to provide a safe work environment. A Peabody Energy entity was recently penalised after management did not stop work after...

Conveyor belt

Employer accepts blame for unguarded conveyor accident

A mineral producer admitted it should have done more to prevent an employee from being entangled in machinery. A female worker’s right arm should never have been trapped between an unguarded...

Appin colliery conveyor accident

Employer admits failure to keep coal workers safe

Part of a multinational mining company conceded it should have done more to prevent employee incidents at a coal operation. A subsidiary of BHP recently admitted it failed to maintain a safe and...

Golden Grove mine pit

Employer fined after sinkhole swallows machinery

A multinational mining company was penalised for failing to prevent a vehicle from falling into a cavity. Golden Grove Operations recently pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment...

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