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Category - MINING HAZARDS

This section covers hazards associated with surface and underground mining.

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...

coal dust research on effects of nano particles

Coal dust research to focus on nano particles

Pennsylvania State University researchers in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering have received a USD$400,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National...

Curragh fatal mine accident

BREAKING |Fatal mining accident Curragh mine

BREAKING NEWS | A mineworker has been killed in a fatal machinery accident at the Curragh mine on the 12th of January, 2020. The Queensland Ambulance Service says that Paramedics were called to the...

rockfall traps mine vehicles NSW mine

Rockfall traps mine vehicles

A rockfall at a NSW underground metalliferous mine trapped a loader and a light vehicle with a worker inside the vehicle. According to the NSW Mine Safety Regulator “The worker first heard...

a mineworker was buried alive in an excavator in mine safety incident at the central norseman operation

Miner buried alive in excavator

A miner who was effectively buried alive in a 30-tonne excavator as it fell through old workings in 2015 has provided evidence at a hearing at Kalgoorlie Magistrate’s Court. Bruce Harris, a 53...

Working in the heat

Working in the heat | Frequently Asked Questions

What does working in the heat mean? When workers are exposed to heat at different temperatures while performing work, they may become ill from a range of heat-related illnesses (see below). A range...