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Lightning strikes and lightning safety at mines

Crane operator struck by lightning

A crane operator has been struck by lightning at work near the Brisbane port in the early hours of this morning. The incident has demonstrated the risks of operation of equipment in lightning storms...

cultural safety why do we continue doing the death knock before we improve safety

Cultural Safety | Why do we have to do the Death-Knock?

Spotlight on cultural safety | There is that awful rapping of the knuckles on the door. It usually has to be repeated 2-3 times; the manager always seems to knock ever so quietly. Why do you think...

plane load of miners aircraft safety in mining

A plane load of mineworkers | Aircraft safety

Imagine a plane load of mineworkers hurtling down a runway with the plane unable to stop. It finally runs off the end of the tarmac and comes to stop in the mud off the end of the runway. While it...

fatal coal mine accident conveyor belt

Mineworker dies during conveyor belt repairs

A 21-year-old US mineworker has been fatally injured during conveyor belt repairs while removing a splice pin from a belt just two days before Christmas. The incident occurred at the Murray Energy...

Rio Tinto ore train collision

Weipa mining train collision preliminary report released

The ATSB has released an investigation report into a Rio Tinto mining train accident that occurred at Weipa on the 22 September 2019. The ATSB says that an empty bauxite mining train was travelling...

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New mining dust disease cases

The NSW mining regulator (Resources Regulator) is investigating three new cases of possible mining dust diseases. NSW Resources Regulator Chief Inspector Garvin Burns said all three workers were...

safety warning signs communicate hazards

Sign of the mines | Warning signs

“The physical appearance of the safety warning may inadvertently communicate hazard severity.”  There’s much more to creating effective warnings than choosing the right colour, size...

zero tolerance for quarry safety breaches says the Queensland mines inspectorate

Zero tolerance for unsafe practices

The Queensland Chief Inspector of Mines has warned quarry operators across the state that they have a zero-tolerance for unsafe practices. In a recent news release, the Queensland’s Mines...