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A plane load of mineworkers | Aircraft safety

Imagine a plane load of mineworkers hurtling down a runway with the plane unable to stop. It finally runs off the end of the tarmac and comes to stop in the mud off the end of the runway. While it...

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Mineworker dies during conveyor belt repairs

A 21-year-old US mineworker has been fatally injured during conveyor belt repairs while removing a splice pin from a belt just two days before Christmas. The incident occurred at the Murray Energy...

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New mining dust disease cases

The NSW mining regulator (Resources Regulator) is investigating three new cases of possible mining dust diseases. NSW Resources Regulator Chief Inspector Garvin Burns said all three workers were...

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Sign of the mines | Warning signs

“The physical appearance of the safety warning may inadvertently communicate hazard severity.”  There’s much more to creating effective warnings than choosing the right colour, size...

zero tolerance for quarry safety breaches says the Queensland mines inspectorate

Zero tolerance for unsafe practices

The Queensland Chief Inspector of Mines has warned quarry operators across the state that they have a zero-tolerance for unsafe practices. In a recent news release, the Queensland’s Mines...

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Haul truck runs over light vehicle

A mining accident investigation is underway at the Brockman 4 iron ore mine in the Pilbara after an autonomous haul truck ran over a light vehicle during a maintenance activity. Reports say that an...

trailer ramp failure results in fatal injuries for worker

Fatal injuries from falling trailer ramp

A worker has died from fatal injuries sustained from a falling trailer ramp on a low loader trailer at a construction depot in Te Kuiti New Zealand. The 43-year-old father of two was reportedly...