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Stephen Smyth from the CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland Division

CFMEU wants action on safety

The CFMEU Queensland Division Chief, Stephen Smyth, says he wants more action on safety in the midst of a rising debate regarding a parliamentary inquiry. CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland District...

Anglo workers in Queensland participated in Global Safety Day

5000 workers stand down for global safety day

More than 5,000 workers across Anglo American’s operations in Queensland stood down today (10 October) for dedicated discussions on safety, as part of the company’s Global Safety Day program. Each...

A Troy Resources mining project where a geologist has died in a ground control incident

Geologist dead | fall of ground Guyana

A geologist has died during a bench build at an Australian owned Guyana Gold mine. According to local media, the man died at 2.25 am Tuesday morning at the Troy Resources (ASX:TRY) Gold Mine when a 3...

tailings dam risk management practices could be improved

Tailings dam failure in Brazil Gold mine

Two people have been hospitalised in a tailings dam failure at a Brazil Gold mine. Brazil’s mining regulator confirmed in a statement that a 15m high dam had ruptured at Mato Grosso state, with...

a mine employee asset protection officer has died following a shooting incident

Mine employee dies in a shooting incident

A mine employee at the Porgera mine has died following gunshot wounds. The Asset Protection Officer sustained a serious gunshot wound in an attack at the mine during a night shift. He had undergone a...

ore train collision at rio tinto weipa

Ore train collides at Weipa

An ore train collision at Rio Tinto’s Weipa operation is under investigation. The ATSB said it is investigating a collision between an empty ore train and rail wagons at Andoom, on the Rio...

Risk reduction program BHP Nudge

BHP strengthens contractor safety management

The Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS) released interesting news on the BHP’s change to contractor safety management. The AIHS writes… BHP has made significant changes to...

Pike River families travel inside mine

Pike River families travel inside mine

Earlier this morning around 30 family members descended down the Pike River mine drift to a mine seal to pay respects to their loved ones. The family members travelled in a drift runner in small...

License to operate has become one of th ekey mining risks

License to operate remains key mining risk

License to operate remains the top mining risk, amid rising sector volatility according to a new report released today. 44% of survey respondents say license to operate is still the biggest sector...