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acetylene cylinders

Asbestos alert for acetylene cylinders

A safety alert has been issued regarding the discovery of asbestos in Chinese manufactured acetylene cylinders that have been imported into Australia. Recent testing identified asbestos within the...

Maintainer stuck under cab

Contract maintainer pinned under a cab

The NSW Resources Regulator has published advice for miners following a contract maintainer being pinned under a cab at a Limestone mine near Tamworth in NSW (See the original report here). The...

Tyre explosion following lightning strike in QLD coal mine

Tyre explosion following lightning strike

Resources Safety & Health Queensland has published a safety alert regarding a tyre explosion incident resulting from a lightning strike at a Queensland coal mine. The Queensland Mines...

miner transported by ambulance after rockfall

Man injured in rockfall incident

A man has been injured in the early hours of this morning in a reported rockfall incident at a Queensland mining operation. Queensland Ambulance services reportedly attended a mine site on the...

Excavator uncovers misfire

Excavator uncovers misfired explosives

MinEx has reported an incident where a digger operator has discovered a misfired explosives in the quarry pit. According to the report, a digger was moving rock from the quarry pit when the operator...

the shearer transporter jackknifed

Inexperience and speed cause of jack-knife

The NSW Resources Regulator has published an incident regarding a loaded shearer transporter that jack-knifed in an underground coal mine. An operator was using a heavy lift loader to move a loaded...

A worker was trapped under the cab of a loader

Worker trapped under loader during maintenance

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a dangerous incident where a worked was trapped under a loader during maintenance. According to the report, a worker was trapped under the cab of a loader...

Hazards in surface mining operations

Hazards in surface mining operations

The NSW Resources Regulator has published a video which highlights the risks of vehicles interaction. The Regulator stated, “various hazards exist in surface mining operations, including the...