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Buried excavator

Equipment slides and fatally buries worker

An underground mine employee passed away after machinery slipped and became covered in a chemical mixture. An excavator recently slid over an elevated loading pad and was engulfed in lime dust. The...

Airborne rod

Airborne rod penetrates machine cabin

A metal bar flew across a work area and pierced through heavy equipment. Authorities recently investigated how a hydraulic porta pack propelled a rod with so much force it easily penetrated a machine...

Mideco Feature Image

Bat Booth – Your Personnel Dust Rescuer

In our industry, dust has always been an issue. Its presence has always been a huge problem, whether it comes from roads, transfer points, mining processes, or cement processes, and dealing with it...

Komatsu driverless trucks

Mining giant accepts blame for workplace fatality

A multinational resources company confessed to unlawfully causing one employee death at a mine site. A Rio Tinto subsidiary recently pleaded guilty to failing to enforce speed limits, resulting in a...

immersive technologies

Operator Safety Training with Guaranteed Results

Are you confident your operator workforce would respond correctly in an emergency event?  Most managers over-estimate the effectiveness of classroom and on-iron training.  Immersive...

BHP wind fence

Contract awarded for ‘national first’ project

A construction company won the primary tender for one of Australia’s first air quality developments in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. A subsidiary of CIMIC Group recently secured the...

Future of engineering is here

Mechatronics engineering has been recognised by Queensland’s engineering authority as an approved area of engineering. Engineers practising in the interdisciplinary branch – connecting mechanical...

AMSJ April 2022