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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...

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...

flyrock incident at NSW quarry

Flyrock incident damages vehicles during blast

The NSW Resources regulator has released details of a flyrock incident that occurred at a NSW quarry last year where flyrock from overburden blast struck three light vehicles in an exclusion zone...

dartbrook coal mine

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...

controlling risks

Controlling risks help Lowndes win races

V8 Supercar Champion Craig Lowndes OAM told a mining industry audience at the Gold Coast that winning races is not a matter of chance…it’s a matter of controlling risks. Speaking at this year’s...

Professor Sidney Dekker

Q&A with Professor Sidney Dekker

SAFETY DIFFERENTLY Professor, author and pilot Sidney Dekker talks safety from 30,000ft, “overparenting” in the mining industry, and how one Australian mine has scrapped all safety procedures in a...

Improving Safety in Petroleum Industry Focus of ALARP

WA’s Mines Minister, Bill Marmion, has used Scotland’s Piper Alpha Oil disaster of 1988 to highlight the importance of improving safety in the petroleum industry. The Minister made the comments while...

Why do we have to do the Death-Knock?

A Second on Safety by David G Broadbent 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...