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calibrating a gas detector

Calibrating a gas detector costs a life

It seems almost incomprehensible that the process of calibrating a gas detector would cost an underground miner his life…but it did. This is the tragic story of Paul Maguire who died at work at...

safe work australia campaign for safe work month

Safe Work Australia and Mining

Last year 191 Australians lost their lives as a result of their employment and a further 106,000 made claims for serious injuries says Safe Work Australia. October is National Safe Work Month, and...

boilermaker dies. Death of mineworker in gantry collapse

Boilermaker dies in gantry collapse-reminder

INDUSTRY REMINDER – Boilermaker dies in gantry collapse Shutdowns across the mining industry attribute to a range of safety related incidents. Unfortunately, sometimes these incidents result in...

mining hazard

Mining hazard identification challenge

How good are you at identifying a mining hazard? Mining safety researchers from the USA based National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health have developed an online assessment to test your...

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Mine Safety Alert: ADT body rolls onto its side

Mine Safety Alert NZ: While reversing to tip his load on a stockpile, the driver of an ADT was partially blinded by sunlight and reversed up onto the edge of the stockpile. This made the loaded body...

UPDATE: Coal Miners Rescued

Two men who were reported to have been stuck in a coal mine near Sydney have been rescued. The men, at the Tahmoor Colliery, near Bargo River Dr and Remembrance Dr, Tahmoor, were trapped up to 160m...

NSWRR: Mining dangerous incident report

Mining Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/01367 A mining dangerous incident has occurred. Summary: An excavator rolled onto its side when the ground gave way under the right-hand track. At the time...

Mining serious injury report: NSWRR

Mining serious injury | SinNot 2018/01385 Summary: A mining serious injury occurred when an opal miner severed three fingers at the first knuckle on the right hand. The miner was adjusting a belt...