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A safer design for Air Cannons

The blockage of material in bulk storage systems is a common occurrence. Silo’s, kilns and bunkers can have so much build-up that, it can impedes operations down or even stop bulk material flow...

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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...

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LHD clips high voltage cables | Mine shuts down

In a somewhat bizarre but frightening incident, a Load Haul Dumper (LHD) operator has shut down an underground coal mine when a raised bucket clipped high voltage cables in a roadway. The NSW...

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Safety troubled Dartbrook mine set to re-open

ASX listed Australian Pacific Coal (reportedly part owned by the Tinkler family) is set to re-open the former mining safety troubled Dartbrook coal mine that saw three fatalities over a 12 year...

Crane Designer Slapped With Fine For Unsafe Design

Crane Designer Slapped With Fine For Unsafe Design

Poor engineering design which led to the collapse of an 80 tonne crane in 2013 has seen Etschmann Engineering slapped with a $16,000 fine and $5000 court costs. The company pled guilty to breaching...

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...