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second degree burns safety alert

Worker at mine suffers second degree burns

A Safety Alert has been issued over an incident in which a tradesman suffered second degree burns on his right hand, after drilling into an enclosed excavator counterweight and causing a gas...

Mine Worker Walks Away After Six Metre Fall Incident

A Significant Incident Report has been issued after a worker at a WA mine lost his balance on a mobile screening plant and fell over six metres to the ground. The incident happened after a supervisor...

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...

The Common Sense Safety Conundrum

The Common Sense Complaint If only I had a dollar for every time someone has complained about the loss of common sense when talking about safety in general, and more particularly about safety...

Preventing electric shocks during welding

Preventing electric shocks during welding

Source: Department of Mines and Petroleum, Resources Safety 22 December 2014 Summary of hazard Over the past three years, the Department of Mines and Petroleum has received more than 160 electric...

Grants Open for Innovations in Coal Mine Safety

Grants Open for Innovations in Coal Mine Safety

The Coal Services Health & Safety Trust  is now inviting applications for grants to fund initiatives designed to improve the health and wellbeing of coal mine workers. Researchers, mine...