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Drilling Down | A Drilling Accident Investigation

The following case study is an extract of an investigation report prepared by the NSW Mine Safety Investigation Unit: “Investigation into a serious drill rig accident at Ashton Coal Mine on 12 August...

mobile plant accident scene

WA Regulator drops charges in mobile plant accident

The WA Department of Justice (State Solicitor) has dropped charges against a drilling company for a mobile plant accident where a drilling offsider was run over by a tracked vehicle on a salt lake in...

EWP basket fatal incident

Dyno Nobel cops $250K fine for EWP death at Telfer

Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific has been fined $250K and ordered to pay costs of around $30K after a guilty plea in the Perth Magistrates Court. The fine was related to the EWP death of 28-year-old Joshua...

Drilling safety - know the drill

Drilling Safety | Know The Drill

The drilling industry is a cornerstone of mining, involved in exploration and production activities as well as providing a range of associated services (e.g. water bores). Crews often work...