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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...

Safety Bulletin - drive shaft fire

Safety Alert: Fire in drive shaft of dump truck

While travelling down a haul road, a small fire started in the drive shaft of a dump truck. The driver of the truck travelling behind asked the driver to pull over and advised the driver that there...

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...

Man in court over Hazelwood mine blaze

A man has faced court, accused of starting the fire that burned for 45-days at the Hazelwood Mine in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The 20 year-old from Gippsland, appeared in the Latrobe...

Hazelwood mine fire in the latrobe valley

Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry reopened

The Victorian Government has reopened the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry to get to the bottom of community health concerns following the 2014 fire and consider rehabilitation at the Latrobe...

AMSJ Winter 2021 MREC