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Risk reduction program BHP Nudge

Priority rules program delivers risk reduction

BHP Mitsui Coal’s (BMC) Poitrel Mine has recently completed their Priority Rules Nudge Program, with the team achieving a sustained > 70 per cent reduction in material risk reduction...

rio tinto intelligent mining will have safety and productivity benefits

Rio Tinto intelligent mine

Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion investment in the Koodaideri replacement mine will feature intelligent mining activities through adoption of high technology automated mining equipment. Ultimately, Rio...

graders sub axles failure

Graders in mining safety spotlight

A mining regulator has places graders in the spotlight following reports of a number of incidents associated with the failure of grader stub axles. In the range of mining safety incidents, both drive...

articulated dump truck rolled

Articulated dump truck incident

Articulated dump truck incidents occur across the mining and quarrying industries with alarming regularity. Some of those incidents are fatalities. This week a regulator reported that ‘an...

light vehicle incident nsw mine

Light vehicle hits drill steel

A light vehicle incident at a NSW mine has highlighted risks from equipment protruding from vehicles. A light vehicle hit a drill steel protruding from a jumbo drilling rig that was parked in the...

dozer fire nsw mine

Dozer burns on blast heap and coal mine

The NSW Resources Regulator has issued an alert on a dozer fire at a NSW open cut mine where fan operator escaped with minor injuries. According to the report, the operator decided to relocate the...

highwall collapse loader operator fatality

Highwall collapse investigation report

The US-based Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released an investigation report involving the fatality of a loader operator from a highwall collapse at the Little Spring Creek Mine in...

Liebherr truck rollover Mount Arthur

Liebherr rollover at Mount Arthur….again

The NSW Resources Regulator is believed to be investigating an incident that occurred at BHP Mount Arthur mine where a fully loaded Liebherr Haul truck rolled at 11.45pm on Friday night injuring the...

HV cables in coal mine black cat

LHD clips high voltage cables | Mine shuts down

In a somewhat bizarre but frightening incident, a Load Haul Dumper (LHD) operator has shut down an underground coal mine when a raised bucket clipped high voltage cables in a roadway. The NSW...