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Verton lifting equipment

New load orientation for Roy Hill

Iron ore mine Roy Hill in Western Australia’s Pilbara region has purchased leading smart technology company Verton Australia’s remote-controlled load orientation system the Everest 6, which...

vehicle hoist collapse

Worker dies in vehicle hoist collapse

The death of a 66 worker in a vehicle hoist collapse in the Northern Territory has triggered a range of safety alerts across vehicle maintainers and vehicle hoist manufacturers and certifiers. The...

Lifting incident involving a loader axle assembly for a mine loader

Lifting Incident | Loader Axle

A recent lifting incident involving a loader axle assembly has highlighted the requirement for the effective assessment of lifting methods during maintenance operations. According to the Minex NZ...

Nivek Industries Lifting Arm has been noiminated for a Prospect Award

Lifting arm nominated for a safety award

A new lifting arm fitted to Nivek Industries belly plate jack called TED has been nominated for a safety award at this year’s Prospect Awards. The lifting arm with a Safe Working Load of 40 kg...

franna crane rollover incident

Franna Crane in rollover incident

In another Franna crane rollover incident, the NSW mining regulator has called on mine and crane operator’s to consider the impact of terrain and load shifts during use of lifting equipment...

Trolley jack recall over working load limit labels

Trolley jack recalled due to incorrect WLL rating

A 1700 kg trolley jack has been recalled ‘Australia wide’ for failing to meet Working Load Limit labelling. The trolley jack was sold nationally through leading tool retailer Total Tools...

maintainer killed by a relief valve in a mine accident

Maintainer killed by relief valve while jacking shovel

The US Mine Safety and Health Administration have released a report into a fatal mine accident where a maintainer was killed by a relief valve while jacking a shovel at a New Mexico mine on 6th March...

fatal helicopter crash at oz minerals

Fatal helicopter crash at mine site

Police are preparing a report for the coroner following a fatal helicopter crash in South Australia’s far North at the OZ Minerals Carrapateena Mine. Police said that at about 10.50am,  police...

kibble operated by McMahon Mining service

Macmahon cops $375K fine after penalty appealed

Macmahon Mining services have been fined $375K for a fatal mining incident following an appeal against the original $75K fine by the NSW Attorney General. The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal upheld the...