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Appin colliery conveyor accident

Employer admits failure to keep coal workers safe

Part of a multinational mining company conceded it should have done more to prevent employee incidents at a coal operation. A subsidiary of BHP recently admitted it failed to maintain a safe and...

Cadia mine

Mining giant evacuates workers due to ‘instability’

A multinational mineral producer ordered every employee to leave their posts immediately at a Central West operation. Newcrest Mining recently evacuated underground workers at its Cadia Hill Mine in...

Diesel pump

Gauge malfunction caused fuel fire says authority

A faulty measuring instrument was one factor that resulted in burnt machinery. A mine worker recently went overboard while refuelling at an undisclosed open-cut coal operation in New South Wales. The...

Jaw crusher barring steel

Fast-moving projectile strikes worker in the head

An underground employee literally copped a mouthful after mine equipment suddenly ejected a large shrapnel piece. Authorities recently examined exactly what caused barring steel to fly out of a jaw...

CBH Resources truck cab

Truck cabin falls onto mine worker

A sudden movement caused part of a heavy vehicle to come crashing down onto an underground employee. During routine maintenance a fitter accidentally bumped a stay that was holding up a truck cabin...

Single trailer road truck

Coal mines investigate heavy vehicle mishaps

Authorities are examining incidents at two mining operations in New South Wales. The state government is investigating a recent truck accident at an undisclosed open-cut coal mine. The single-trailer...

Appin North Coal Colliery

Coal mine’s work health safety undertaking rejected

Authorities have dismissed a resources giant’s plan to implement effective work, health and safety initiatives. Endeavour Coal will have to go back to the drawing board after the New South...

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...

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...

AMSJ April 2022