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Technology assisting workplaces to prevent injuries

A new range of connected wearable technologies may be already improving safety across the mining industry. Serious workplace injuries and illnesses cost the Australian economy an estimated $61.8...

Drilling Down | A Drilling Accident Investigation

The following case study is an extract of an investigation report prepared by the NSW Mine Safety Investigation Unit: “Investigation into a serious drill rig accident at Ashton Coal Mine on 12 August...

hydraulic satircase crushes mineworker

Mineworker crushed by hydraulic stairs – again!

Another mineworker has been crushed by a hydraulic staircase on a dozer after regulators found that a range of issues associated with wiring modifications that resulted in an unexpected staircase...

lost time injury mining

Are we ‘cooking the books’ on lost time injuries?

There has been a long held perception in the mining industry that lost time injury and lost time injury frequency rates fail to report the real state of safety in the industry. As many appreciate, a...

vehicle hoist collapse

Worker dies in vehicle hoist collapse

The death of a 66 worker in a vehicle hoist collapse in the Northern Territory has triggered a range of safety alerts across vehicle maintainers and vehicle hoist manufacturers and certifiers. The...

Performax F250 & F350 recall

Performax F250 & F350 trucks recalled

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Product Safety Australia has announced a recall of Performax F-250 & F-350 Trucks Years 2014-2016. The recall stems from premature...

Human factors in mining

Reducing incidents through human factors

Transport and heavy resource companies are spending more money and time implementing state of the art technology and innovative safety management systems; improving HR, training, risk management and...

Anglo and heart of australia sign three year agreement

Anglo commits to medical services on wheels

Heart of Australia and Anglo American have announced a new, three-year partnership that will see Heart of Australia’s specialist medical services extended to four more Central Queensland...

Lightning strikes and lightning safety at mines

Crane operator struck by lightning

A crane operator has been struck by lightning at work near the Brisbane port in the early hours of this morning. The incident has demonstrated the risks of operation of equipment in lightning storms...