This section covers hazards associated with surface and underground mining.

Amendment to wiring rules

Amendment to Wiring Rules

Amendment 1 of the 2018 edition of AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules has been released by Standards Australia. The amendment includes several changes to the 2018 publication, including: Clarification of...

Coal dust in mining communities may be contributing to workplace exposures

Coal dust exposure may be underestimated

Research from a James Cook University scientist has revealed that current exposure standards of workplace coal dust fail to take into account of environmental exposures in mining communities. The...

Verton lifting equipment

New load orientation for Roy Hill

Iron ore mine Roy Hill in Western Australia’s Pilbara region has purchased leading smart technology company Verton Australia’s remote-controlled load orientation system the Everest 6, which...

Buried continuous miner NSW mine

Continuous miner buried in roof fall

A continuous miner has been buried during work in a development panel at a NSW underground coal mine in significant-high potential incident that left other mineworkers scrambling for their lives...

new ground control guidelines for western australia

New ground control guidelines for Western Australia

New ground control guidelines have been released by the DMIRS and the WA Mining Industry Advisory Committee. ‘Ground control management in Western Australian mining operations’ has been...

slope stability radar

New Slope Stability Radar for tactical monitoring

Slope stability radar manufacturer, GroundProbe, has introduced a new product that will facilitate tactical monitoring of slope stability in mines. The vehicle mounted, the SSR-Agilis is designed to...

vehicle hoist collapse

Worker dies in vehicle hoist collapse

The death of a 66 worker in a vehicle hoist collapse in the Northern Territory has triggered a range of safety alerts across vehicle maintainers and vehicle hoist manufacturers and certifiers. The...

Ravensworth light vehicle incident

Glencore Ravensworth Light Vehicle Incident

Last week we reported a light vehicle incident at the Glencore Ravensworth mine. The NSW Resources Regulator has released preliminary information on the Ravensworth light vehicle incident and an...

Light Vehcile Crash at Glencore Ravenworth mine

Light vehicle crash leaves mineworker hospitalised

A mine worker has been rushed to hospital this afternoon following a light vehicle crash at the Glencore Itochu Ravensworth mine. According to reports from NSW Ambulance services, a light vehicle...