Category - Conveyors

Western Ridge project

New $1B mining project approved

A mineral producer is proceeding with a major resources development worth US$943 million ($1.4 billion). BHP’s board of directors recently gave the nod for its new Western Ridge Crusher...

Collapsed conveyor

Conveyor suddenly collapses after poor risk assessment

Equipment failed without notice due to inadequate hazard evaluation, an investigation found. A side discharge conveyor suddenly collapsed without warning at an undisclosed screening plant on 4 August...

Conveyor belt

Employer accepts blame for unguarded conveyor accident

A mineral producer admitted it should have done more to prevent an employee from being entangled in machinery. A female worker’s right arm should never have been trapped between an unguarded...

Appin colliery conveyor accident

Employer admits failure to keep coal workers safe

Part of a multinational mining company conceded it should have done more to prevent employee incidents at a coal operation. A subsidiary of BHP recently admitted it failed to maintain a safe and...

Conveyor belt

Horrific conveyor accident kills worker

Authorities are examining circumstances surrounding an equipment-related workplace death. Police, WorkSafe Western Australia and the State Department of Fire and Emergency Services recently...

Extinction Rebellion protestors

Anti-coal protestors lock on, dangle from conveyor

Environmental activists risked their own safety to oppose a new mine expansion. Extinction Rebellion supporters Michael and OJ thought it was a great idea to lock their limbs, and precariously hang...