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Worker sustains injury maintaining hydraulic breaker

New Zealand’s MinEx has recently released a safety alert highlighting the dangerous associated with maintenance of hydraulic rock breakers. According to Minex, a worker sustained a serious...

Truck Connecting with Powerlines

Mobile plant contacting energised overhead powerlines

The Queensland Government has released a mining safety report detailing requirements for the prevention of mobile plant and equipment from entering exclusion zones of energised overhead powerlines...

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Extending the Shelf Life of N-95 Masks

US researchers have developed new designs for N95 face masks they say will extend the shelf life of the respiratory protection devices – one of the key pieces of personal protective equipment being...

Miners memorial

Mining community to honour fallen colleagues online

Queensland’s annual memorial for fallen mine workers will be live streamed online for the general public for the first time in 2020. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said while this years’ service...

Albury Quarry blasting incident

Albury Quarry prosecuted over blasting incident

The NSW Resources Regulator (the Regulator) has commenced prosecution proceedings against blasting services contractor Hamiltons Blasting Services Pty Limited (HBSPL), its shotfirer David Hamilton...

DRC mine accident site

First bodies recovered at DRC mine accident site

Miners searching the site near the town of Kamituga have so far recovered 18 bodies, after heavy rains caused the artisanal gold mine to cave in, burying those working below ground. Emergency workers...

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Floor slump on stope | Incident report

The NSW Resources Regulator has released a report regarding to floor slump on stope in an underground metals mine. A Jumbo operator and a nipper were working on a stope that had previously been rock...

Energy drinks & their effect on worker health

Energy drinks can be detrimental to worker health and well being PUBLISHED / AMSJ AUTUMN 2020 How do energy drinks impact your business?Workers who consume energy drinks are at risk of health impacts...

mine inquiry delay

Grosvenor inquiry findings delayed

The Board of Inquiry findings into the Grosvenor mine accident have been delayed until 2021 due to legal considerations. In a statement released today by the Queensland Board of Inquiry, Board...

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