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Excavator safety | Excavators are not rock breakers

The WA DMIRS has issued a warning to mines in a Mine Safety Bulletin regarding the use of excavators as rock breakers following a high potential incident in June 2018. The catastrophic failure of...

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Transport sector warned about risks from cyber attacks

Cyber attacks are very real and an insurance giant has warned the transport sector regarding automation risks. Transport and logistics businesses must address risks that come with increased use of...

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Workbox falls from loader injuring miners

The NSW Resources Regulator has issued an alert to mines following a mine accident where a workbox falling from a loader in a metalliferous mine. The incident has highlighted the requirement for...

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Incident review | Face shovel operator crushed to death

Back in April 2018, the tragic death of a face shovel operator at Griffin Coal’s Ewington site in Collie highlighted inherent risks with hydraulic access ladders, when an operator was crushed...

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Gas detection standard helps coal mines manage risk

In July this year a new standard for gas detection and monitoring equipment in coal mines was launched. The new standard incorporates world-leading practices feature for management of life saving gas...

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Dumb things that people do on Mine Sites #2

A FIFO worker who took a loader to town after several beers is #2 in our dumb things people do at mine sites series. We all know that there’s someone out there that we’ve worked with over the years...

AMSJ April 2022