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Shearer used to tow AFC chain results in leg injuries

An incident investigation report has been released by the NSW Mine Safety Regulator following the failure of a RUD link being used in a towing set up to tow an AFC Chain with a longwall shearer. The...

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Mine workers tipped out of work basket

According to the Western Australian mining safety regulator, a significant high potential occurred where mine workers were tipped out of a work basket used with an integrated tool carrier. The...

Anglo American Coal Mine Explosion

Anglo American Grosvenor Mine Explosion

A mine explosion at Anglo American Grosvenor mine near Moranbah in Queensland Australia occurred on the 6th May 2020. We have prepared a range of information and Frequently Asked Questions in...

securing loads QDS pod falls from vehicle

Securing loads | QDS pods fall from dolly car

The NSW Resources Regulator has issued an alert to underground mines following an incident that saw a QDS pod fall from a dolly car and slide uncontrolled down the mine’s drift and was...

Anglo American Grosvenor Mine

Grosvenor mine begins to smoulder

Mineworkers have reported that the Anglo American Grosvenor underground mine has been evacuated due to a spontaneous combustion event. In a statement released today, an Anglo spokesperson said that...

isolate hydraulics

Failure to isolate hydraulics on mobile crusher

A failure to adequately isolate hydraulics on a mobile crusher has resulted in a hydraulic pressure related injury at a NZ quarry. A recent MinEx Alert has, once again, drawn attention to a frequent...

long reach digger incident

Long reach digger | Mining Incident

The NSW mine safety regulator has reported an incident where a long reach digger lost control of a machine due to soft ground when cleaning out a sediment pit. While the operator was not injured, the...

Inexperienced operator rolls dump truck

Inexperienced operator rolls Moxy at 50km/h

The NSW mine Safety Regulator has reported an incident this week which saw an operator with one week’s experience roll a Moxy (Volvo A40D) on a sealed decline at 50 km/h. The Regulator said...

Frictional ignition warning at coal mines

Frictional ignitions at a Queensland underground

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has issued an alert regarding recent frictional ignition events at a Queensland mine. In a brief issued to industry on the 14th April 2020, a senior undergound mines...

Grosvenor Mine explosion details emerging

Grosvenor mine explosion details emerging

As four of the five mineworkers involved in the Grosvenor Mine explosion still remain in a critical condition this morning, details are emerging of the explosion that ripped through the mine’s...