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Mining and shipping operations suspended at port hedland

BHP Port Hedland on red alert

BHPs Port Hedland operations have been shut down as the ‘severe’ rated tropical cyclone Veronica bears down on the West Australian coast. The BOM advised moments ago that Tropical cyclone...

excavator rollover in dozer push

Excavator rollover after track crosses dozer push

An excavator has rolled over onto its side in an NSW open cut. According to the regulator’s report, the excavator rollover occurred in a dozer push area after a track went over a 0.5 metre to 1...

excavtor fire at thiess mount arthur mine

Excavator fire following return from service

The NSW Resources Regulator has released preliminary information on the Liebherr 996 excavator fire that reportedly occurred at a Thiess operation approximately two weeks ago. AMSJ has been informed...

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Three workers killed in underground equipment fire

Three mine workers have been killed in an underground equipment fire at Glencore JV owned Mopani Copper Mine in Zambia. The company has confirmed that three of its miners died after an underground...

cause of runaway train

BHP runaway train | What really happened

The ATSB has released a preliminary report today into the BHP’s runaway train incident which destroyed two locomotives, 245-ore cars and 2 km of track. The report has highlighted a significant...

underground haul truck fire

Fire on underground haul truck | Drivetrain bearing

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a fire on underground haul truck at a metalliferous mine in the past week. According to the Regulator, a bearing collapsed on the drive train and grease was...

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Safety officer with fake OHS qualifications gets compo

A man who falsified OHS qualifications forged a diploma and then worked as a health and safety coordinator has had his weekly compensation payments reinstated after being summarily dismissed for...

kibble operated by McMahon Mining service

Macmahon cops $375K fine after penalty appealed

Macmahon Mining services have been fined $375K for a fatal mining incident following an appeal against the original $75K fine by the NSW Attorney General. The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal upheld the...