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Category - MINING HAZARDS

This section covers hazards associated with surface and underground mining.

haul truck burns on a ramp at a nsw mine

Haul truck burns on ramp

A haul truck has burned on a ramp from at a NSW mine. The NSW Resources Regulator reported that about 2 am while driving an empty haul truck down a ramp, a driver had to shut down the truck due to a...

hazard management in the mining industry helps control critical risks

Hazard Management

Hazard management in mining is fundamental to the safe operation of a mine. Despite a higher than average percentage of workers in the mining sector undertaking formal occupational health and safety...

gretley mine disaster victims

Remembering Gretley Mine Disaster

The Gretley mine disaster of 1996 claimed the lives of four men following an inrush of water. At about 5.30 am on 14 November 1996 employees of The Newcastle Wallsend Coal Company Pty Limited, were...

a murder at a mine site has sent Pilbara Minerals into a trading halt

Police charge FIFO worker over murder at mine site

Western Australian Police have charged a FIFO worker at a Western Australian mine associated with the murder of another man at a mine site. Western Australia Police confirmed this morning that...

Asbestos dangers may be present in burned out housing

Post bushfire cleanup | Asbestos Dangers

In the wake of Australia’s bushfire disaster, another potential long term danger looms. Asbestos contamination of older fire-damaged properties is a real risk. The Asbestos Diseases Foundation...

mobile plant drive shaft fire from driveshaft failure

Fires from drive shafts gains focus of regulator

A range of mobile plant and equipment fires stemming from universal joints and drive shafts has drawn the attention of a mining safety regulator. The NSW Resources Regulator has issued a safety...

Dragline Bench failure at Queensland mine

Dragline bench failure incident at Queensland mine

A dragline bench failure incident recently occurred at a major Queensland Mine resulting in operators scrambling to safety. In a brief obtained by AMSJ, the Queensland Mines Inspectorate reported...

Lifting incident involving a loader axle assembly for a mine loader

Lifting Incident | Loader Axle

A recent lifting incident involving a loader axle assembly has highlighted the requirement for the effective assessment of lifting methods during maintenance operations. According to the Minex NZ...

Predicted heat strain app is now available to calculate heat stress

New App to measure predicted heat strain

Measuring and evaluating the parameters associated with predicted heat strain have always been a challenge for health and safety practitioners. A new free app for calculating predicted heat strain...

A fitter was injured when a suspension link pin struck him following lancing

Learnings from suspension link pin incident

The NSW Resources Regulator has released a number of learnings from an incident involving a suspension link pin that ejected and struck a fitter (resulting in hospitalisation) following lancing (See...