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Whitehaven Maules Creek ‘mauling’ by regulator

The Whitehaven Maules Creek mine has come under fire over its management of light vehicles and collision avoidance after a dozer reversed over an unoccupied light vehicle this past week. Inspectors...

A light vehicle rolled after the driver became distracted from sunshine

Vehicle rolled after contacting bund

A light vehicle rolled at a NSW mine after the driver lost visibility from sunshine and hit a bund. According to the recent report from the NSW mining safety regulator, the light vehicle rolled over...

mineworker dies in collision between light vehicle and dozer

Mineworker dies in light vehicle dozer collision

The NSW Mining Regulator is on the scene of a fatality this morning involving a collision with a light vehicle and a dozer. A mineworker was killed in the incident around 4.45 pm on Monday at the...

mount arthur haul truck incident

Another Mount Arthur haul truck incident

A haul truck has been involved in an incident which saw the truck tip backwards onto its’ tailgate following loading. The incident occurred at around 9 am Wednesday at the Mount Arthur mine. In...

light vehicle open face incident

Light vehicle drives over open face

A light vehicle has driven over an open face at a NSW mine leaving the drivers shaken and an excavator operator facing an investigation. According to the NSW Resources Regulator, a light vehicle was...

Hydraulic fluid fire

Assessing risk in hydraulic fluid fires

The range of hydraulic fluid fires across the Australian mining industry has long been a concern for mining operators and plant owners. Recent machinery fires have resulted from damaged hydraulic...

Vehicle rollaway

Vehicle rollaway at mine site

The NSW Mines Regulator has reported a vehicle rollaway at a mine site. The Regulator’s release said ‘An unattended light vehicle moved an estimated 250 metres from where it was parked...

Downing in a dozer

Drowning in a dozer

While open cut miners are familiar with working around sumps in mines, very few operators may consider the potential scenarios of drowning in a dozer. The reality of an operator drowning in a dozer...