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Komatsu driverless trucks

Advanced safety features mandated for heavy vehicles

Employers will have to fit more innovative motion inhibitors to reduce the risk of workplace accidents. New road-registered heavy vehicles must be able to detect likely forward collisions, warn...

Mount Isa Mines aerial

Mining giant accused of inflicting brain damage

A multinational resources company was sued for allegedly damaging a vital human organ in northwest Queensland. Glencore is defending Brisbane ­Supreme Court allegations that a toddler developed brain...

Crow bar

Worker penalised for recklessly removing asbestos

A foreign and unqualified craftsman unsafely performed demolition work, a judge ruled. The Brisbane Magistrates Court recently fined a tradesman who allegedly removed asbestos in a way that breaches...

Underground rock fall

Rockfall hospitalises mine worker despite wearing PPE

Headwear likely prevented an underground fatality but one employee still required urgent medical attention. A blasting worker recently became hospitalised after multiple rocks fell about 3.5 metres...

Outback Australia

Emergency crew rescues stranded mine workers

Authorities located and saved two resources employees without the means to return to their work site. Police successfully rescued ABBA Engineering poly and pipeline supervisor James Hawke and...

AMSJ April 2022