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Category - MINING HAZARDS

This section covers hazards associated with surface and underground mining.

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Transport sector warned about risks from cyber attacks

Cyber attacks are very real and an insurance giant has warned the transport sector regarding automation risks. Transport and logistics businesses must address risks that come with increased use of...

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Trolex real time dust monitoring

A new generation of real time dust monitoring has been designed to significantly improve the accuracy of data being collected, and mine worker safety in hazardous environments. Trolex stated that...

dozer buried in stockpile

Dozer buried in a stockpile | Mining Incident

In a reported incident this week a dozer operating on a stockpile encountered a void that resulted in the dozer buried in a stockpile. The NSW Resources Regulator has confirmed that  “While...

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Mining accident |Operator ejected from door of LHD

UPDATED 6/2/2019 An operator was ejected from the door of a Load Haul Dump at a metalliferous mine when a parking brake was inadvertently engaged. According to available regulator reports, a load...

excavator collides with dozer

Incident | Excavator collides with dozer

Another serious incident this week in NSW. A collision occurred when an excavator slewed, striking a dozer with the counterweight. According to the NSW Resources Regulator, the dozer operator called...

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Vent tube chain squashed underground miner’s fingers

A mining accident at a New South Wales mine has resulted in a mineworker suffering two fractured fingers from a vent tube chain while operating a shuttle car at an underground mine. According to...

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Sinkhole demonstrates dangers around old workings

The Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has released an alert in relation to a sinkhole that opened in a pit floor engulfing a tool carrier and explosives...