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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

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...

dangerous incident when crane rolls on ramp at nsw coal mine

50 tonne crane rolls on ramp

In a dangerous incident this week a 50-tonne crane rolled on a ramp at NSW mine after losing its’ brakes. The NSW Resources Regulator has reported that a 50-tonne slew crane rolled while...

department of mines and petroleum charged Pilbara Iron Company following a workers death

Rio Tinto fined $70,000 over Pilbara fatality

A Rio Tinto subsidiary has been fined $70,000 after a fatality in 2011 in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Department of Mines and Petroleum charged Pilbara Iron Company following the death...

Dozer Belly Plate Fell On Woodie Woodie Mine Worker

The worker who died near  Woodie Woodie mine in WA on Tuesday was killed while attempting to remove a belly plate from a dozer, according to the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP). DMP...