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mine safety inquiry blocked

Board of inquiry begins marred by controversy

A controversial board of inquiry into mine safety incidents at the Grosvenor and other underground coal mines may be off to a shaky start after it has been revealed today that at least one of the...

Queensland mine safety inquiry

Board of inquiry may examine mines inspectorate

A Board of Inquiry established by the Queensland Government to investigate the Grosvenor mine incident may extend their investigations to the Queensland Mines Inspectorate. In a statement released by...

Tech-based solutions facilitate plant inspections

REMOTE PLANT INSPECTIONS Mineral processing experts from the Sustainable Minerals Institute’s (SMI) Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) have embraced 21st Century technology to...

Emergency refuge chamber

Strata launches new emergency refuge chamber

Strata Worldwide has announced the global launch of its next generation emergency refuge chamber; the Strata ERCX. The Strata ERCX is a steel-sided, walk-in refuge chamber for use in underground...

Seismic Response Plan initiated at Kanowna Belle

A Seismic Response Action Plan has been initiated at a Western Australian Underground Gold mine following an earth quake near Kalgoorlie Boulder. A 3.3 Magnitude earthquake struck an area at a depth...

Queensland mine safety inquiry

Former coal manager joins inquiry board

 A former coal miner-turned-senior mine safety executive will join the Queensland board of inquiry investigating recent methane gas incidents in the State’s underground coal mines. Mines Minister Dr...

tyre handler fatality

Bengalla Tyre fitter fatality learnings released

The learnings from a fatality at the Bengalla Coal mine have shown the importance of appropriate use of exclusion zones and the importance of safe working methods when handling tyres. A new video...

Light vehicle collision at mine - change management

Change management at centre of light vehicle collision

A light vehicle collision with a bund at a NSW mine has highlighted the importance of change management practices. The NSW regulator reported that the light vehicle collided with a bund, resulting in...

Ampcontrol NSW Mining Supplier Of The Year 2020

Ampcontrol named Mining Supplier of the Year

Ampcontrol has been named Mining Supplier of the Year at the NSW Mining Industry & Suppliers Awards 2020. Accepting the accolade at an online ceremony, Ampcontrol Managing Director...