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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...

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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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Quarry worker killed-rollover on access ramp

A quarry worker was killed when his articulated truck rolled over on an access ramp. According to the Queensland Mines Inspectorate, the operator of an articulated dump truck was working at a quarry...

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Safe to work for Australian mining industry

While Australian mining companies have demonstrated a consistent focus over the last two decades on getting miners safe to work, some are questioning what needs to be done to improve safety while...

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Safety Alert: Articulated truck rollovers

What is the issue? WorkSafe’s High Hazards Unit has recently been notified of rollover incidents involving the use of trucks in open cast mines, alluvial mines and quarries. The trucks involved range...

Going the Distance – Underground

Going the Distance – Underground   Many vehicle related accidents not only occur on our roads, but also underground where the conditions are more hazardous, more challenging and with...

Houston we have a problem

Braking system faults – RETRACTED

The contents of this story have been retracted following a series of complaints by Anglo American to AMSJ management regarding the speculative and premature nature of the story. While AMSJ re...

BHP Mount Arthur Coal Mine crash

Storm blamed for car crash leaving one injured

A State Government-funded agency has taken a page from 1980s pop music band Milli Vanilli, blaming the rain for causing a serious car crash. A worker recently suffered serious injuries after crashing...

Light vehicles recalled

Over the last month a number of light vehicle manufacturers have issued recall notices. Mitsubishi and Toyota have jointly recalled more than 750,000 passenger vehicles sold in Australia...

Four injured in Rio Tinto rollover

Four workers work injured in a light vehicle rollover at Rio Tinto’s Greater Paraburdoo mine on Saturday morning. The incident comes just a week after the death of 32-year-old Lee Buzzard, who...

AVOID THE CRASH

An investigation report prepared by the NSW Mine Safety Investigation Unit into a fatal collision between a haul dump truck and a light vehicle at Ravensworth open cut mine in November 2013. At 11.50...