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infrared camera mining

Infrared camera designed for the mining industry

Infrared cameras have a range of uses in the mining environment. Infrared cameras work by forming an image using heat zones of an object using infrared radiation emitted from that object. Typical...

dozer fire nsw mine

Dozer burns on blast heap and coal mine

The NSW Resources Regulator has issued an alert on a dozer fire at a NSW open cut mine where fan operator escaped with minor injuries. According to the report, the operator decided to relocate the...

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Port of Dampier fire

A Port of Dampier fire in a screen house that occurred on Saturday night has been confirmed by Rio Tinto. The fire was contained to the screen house at its East Intercourse Island port operation...

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Underground fire at Canadian Gold mine

An underground fire during a shift change at a Canadian gold mine was extinguished without injuries the mine owners have said. The mine’s owner Goldcorp said that at approximately 6:00 pm on...

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Three workers killed in underground equipment fire

Three mine workers have been killed in an underground equipment fire at Glencore JV owned Mopani Copper Mine in Zambia. The company has confirmed that three of its miners died after an underground...

underground haul truck fire

Fire on underground haul truck | Drivetrain bearing

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a fire on underground haul truck at a metalliferous mine in the past week. According to the Regulator, a bearing collapsed on the drive train and grease was...

haul truck fire

Haul truck fire | Driver dies from burns

Back in early September at a Peabody USA operation, a haul truck driver on night shift died after receiving extensive burns while exiting a haul truck on fire. According to reports from the US Mine...

North Goonyella Mine Fire:a tale of deception

OPINION: There’s an old saying “What a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive.” That saying might just apply to one of the world’s largest coal miners who, in cahoots with the Queensland...

Underground mine fire initiates emergency response

A 60 tonne underground mine dump truck caught fire, blocking a main decline and contaminating the ventilation in the mine. This resulted in an emergency evacuation and mines rescue response. The...

Vehicle fire protection standard revised

Fire safety standards for mobile transport owners and operators have been changed under the revised Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment. With...