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Category - MINING HAZARDS

This section covers hazards associated with surface and underground mining.

Mount Whaleback Mine

Employer fined after metal shard hits worker in neck

A multinational resources company will pay for an external employee’s severe workplace injury. BHP was fined years after a metal shard struck a maintenance worker at the Mount Whaleback Mine...

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Oral-fluid drug testing: Are you fit for work?

The implementation of an appropriate and effective drug testing policy and procedure can sometimes be controversial. Currently, the debate about oral-fluid testing versus urine testing is a hot topic...

Orbit Drilling

Employer fined for fatal blow to worker’s head

An exploration and water boring company will pay after a team member died from a serious injury more than two years ago. Orbit Drilling recently pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a...

Clarence Colliery roof collapse

Roof collapse injures multiple coal mine workers

An unstable structure interrupted the lives of two underground coal operation employees. Authorities recently investigated a roof collapse at Centennial Coal’s Clarence Colliery, about 130km...

Draeger

Breathe Easier For Longer

Every operation is different and so are the responder’s equipment requirements. No matter how strong, tall or short the responder is, the equipment needs to fit everyone. It not only affects the...

Millenium and Mavis Downs mine explosion

Footage shows coal mine blasting in slow motion

An integrated resources company caught a controlled explosion on camera at one of its Central Queensland coal operations. M Mining released impressive, first-blast footage of a new pit under...

ECCO UltraFlex Light

ECCO’s UltraFlex Flexible LED Light

In a new year of recovery and growth, now is the time to fit out fleets and work trucks with the latest safety equipment, just in time for the spring and summer surge. ECCO has introduced a powerful...

ABB NeoGear

Low voltage switchgear protects workers

A multinational automation company enhanced its electric transmission equipment. ABB confirmed its low voltage switchgear is 25 per cent smaller than competitors and safer, higher performing and...

AMSJ Nov 2021