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Category - MINING HAZARDS

This section covers hazards associated with surface and underground mining.

New Research Shows Men Ignoring Sun Safety Message

New Research Shows Men Ignoring Sun Safety Message

New research from the Cancer Council has found that Australian men are increasingly ignoring sun safety warnings, with 18 per cent getting sunburnt on the weekends. The findings from the National Sun...

Mine Worker Walks Away After Six Metre Fall Incident

A Significant Incident Report has been issued after a worker at a WA mine lost his balance on a mobile screening plant and fell over six metres to the ground. The incident happened after a supervisor...

Calls For Remote Truck Drivers to Have Mandatory GPS

The Transport Workers Union is calling for the introduction of  new laws making it mandatory for employers to provide emergency positioning beacons to transport workers operating in remote areas. The...

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...

Crane Topples Over In Front of Inspector at Roy Hill

Talk about embarrassing – a crane has toppled over in front of a safety inspector at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine construction site  in the Pilbara of Western Australia. The incident...

Yullero 2 Gas Well May Have Been Sabotaged

WA police believe that Buru Energy’s Yulleroo 2 gas well has been deliberately sabotaged, sparking the gas leak investigation as reported on Monday. DMP Executive Director Petroleum Jeff Haworth said...

Men Wanted for Health Survey

Men aged 30 years or older are being sought to take part in a La Trobe University research project  focusing on men’s health and related quality of life. Quality of life can be influenced by a...