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Category - MINING INCIDENTS AND ALERTS

Mount Whaleback Mine

Employer fined after metal shard hits worker in neck

A multinational resources company will pay for an external employee’s severe workplace injury. BHP was fined years after a metal shard struck a maintenance worker at the Mount Whaleback Mine...

Cadia Hill Mine

Underground mine fire leaves worker with serious burns

An employee suffered severe injuries after material handling equipment caught on fire at an underground operation. One Newcrest Mining worker received serious burns when his LH621 Sandvik loader...

Granites Gold Mine

Mine sites report multiple FIFO staff tested positive

Remote employees became infected with a highly contagious disease at multiple mining operations. Newmont Corporation and South32 reported numerous fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers recently tested...

Groote Eylandt Mine

Mine employees isolate after testing positive to virus

Two resources workers were physically confined after discovered to be infected. South32 confirmed two workers tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Groote Eylandt Mine, about 640km west of...

Appin Coal Colliery

Outbreak forces coal workers into isolation

Mine employees had no choice but to physically separate themselves from colleagues due to a growing number of infections at one coal operation. At least 17 workers have tested positive to coronavirus...

Orbit Drilling

Employer fined for fatal blow to worker’s head

An exploration and water boring company will pay after a team member died from a serious injury more than two years ago. Orbit Drilling recently pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a...

Clarence Colliery roof collapse

Roof collapse injures multiple coal mine workers

An unstable structure interrupted the lives of two underground coal operation employees. Authorities recently investigated a roof collapse at Centennial Coal’s Clarence Colliery, about 130km...

Curragh Coal Mine

Second coal mine worker dies in less than two years

Authorities are investigating the latest workplace death at a Central Queensland coal operation. Queensland Police, the State Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and more want to know...

AMSJ Nov 2021