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Geologist kidnapped and murdered at West African camp

The security and safety risks of working in remote locations have been highlighted by the tragic death of a Canadian geologist in West Africa. Progress Minerals, Geologist Kirk Woodman was kidnapped...

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Crane rollover at Callide mine

Media reports say that a ‘Crane rolled at the Callide Mine’ last Friday morning. The crane rollover resulted in the transfer of an operator to a hospital. A Queensland Ambulance Services...

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Safety observations or safety intervention

Safety observations or safety interventions…we’re very hung up on language. Dave Whitefield shares his thoughts and challenges the notion of behavioural based safety….. WHAT’S IN A...

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Incident | Excavator collides with dozer

Another serious incident this week in NSW. A collision occurred when an excavator slewed, striking a dozer with the counterweight. According to the NSW Resources Regulator, the dozer operator called...

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Dozer rolls on side at NSW mine

In the week ending 4th January 2019, the NSW Resources Regulator recorded 73 reportable incidents. In one of this week’s near-miss events, a dozer rolls onto its side while operating on a coal...

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Mining industry farewells a champion

The Queensland mining industry has farewelled Big Al (Allan Houston) in a moving service in Rockhampton on Monday. Allan was tragically killed in a dozer incident at the Saraji Mine on New...

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Safety troubled Dartbrook mine set to re-open

ASX listed Australian Pacific Coal (reportedly part owned by the Tinkler family) is set to re-open the former mining safety troubled Dartbrook coal mine that saw three fatalities over a 12 year...

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Is mining safety a journey or a destination?

OPINION  There is no doubt that there are some safety challenges facing the mining industry in Australia. While it’s clear that there are pockets of excellence with some outstanding initiatives...

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Ground control guidance for mining operations

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...

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