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safe to work in the australian mining industry

Safe to work for Australian mining industry

While Australian mining companies have demonstrated a consistent focus over the last two decades on getting miners safe to work, some are questioning what needs to be done to improve safety while...

Cyclone Shelter Designed for Extreme Weather Conditions

  MineARC’s innovative StormSAFE Cyclone Shelter eliminates the necessity to send staff off-site during an extreme weather emergency. It is predicted that the 2016/17 cyclone season will see a...

BMA Norwich Park Mine dump truck

Long shifts and drives blamed for brain injury

A mine operator has suffered major brain injuries after working long hours and driving for extended periods in Central Queensland. Dump truck operator Harold Kerle accused proponent BHP Billiton...

know safety no pain

Know safety, no pain

Professor David Cliff writes about OHS in the minerals industry in the 21st century. Great progress has been made in reducing accidents and incidents in the mining industry. Large highly mechanised...

Crane Topples Over In Front of Inspector at Roy Hill

Talk about embarrassing – a crane has toppled over in front of a safety inspector at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine construction site  in the Pilbara of Western Australia. The incident...

Miner Breaks Foot at Mount Kembla Mine

A mine worker has broken his foot 5 kilometres underground at the Dendrobium mine at Mount Kembla in New South Wales. According to the Illawarra Mercury the incident occurred this morning when a...

Mine Companies Putting Production Before Safety

Mine companies are not doing enough to prevent permanent injury to workers who operate high vibrating machinery, and are putting productivity targets before workers welfare, according to an expert in...