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CAT 770 truck

Operator dies from touching energised heavy vehicle

A mine employee passed away after coming into contact with an electrified dump truck. Authorities recently investigated how a resources worker became fatally electrocuted after touching an energised...

Samarco

Authority rejects $39B resources compensation bid

Reimbursements will take longer to reach victims of a mining infrastructure disaster. Authorities recently refused their share in a US$25.7 billion (A$39B) offer in the aftermath of the 2015 Samarco...

Samarco

Mining giants offer $39B in compensation

Victims of a catastrophic resources infrastructure failure could be reimbursed for further damages. BHP, Vale and their Samarco joint venture recently increased their compensation offer for the 2015...

Minetruck MT42 SG Trolley

Employers race towards fully electrified mine sites

Three mining companies are one step closer to completely transitioning away from fossil fuels. Epiroc, ABB and Boliden recently celebrated deploying the first ever fully battery-electric trolley...

Cable drums

Unsecured cable drum falls, kills worker

A loose wire spool unexpectedly toppled, fatally crushing an employee. Authorities recently investigated how a 2.3 metre wide cable drum detached from two steel stands and killed a worker at an...

Gas filled chamber death

Worker collapses, dies in poorly ventilated space

An employee suffered a deadly fall in suffocating conditions. A 3.8 metre deep chamber had inadequate and untested air circulation when a crew member fatally collapsed. Authorities recently examined...

Simandou mine site

Major funding turns $26B mega mine into ‘reality’

A Pilbara ‘killer’ resources project will proceed after securing crucial finance. Investors recently approved $15 billion (A$22.6B) in funding agreements for the $26B Simandou mine, 526km...

Mine slurry pipe death

Metal pipe fatally strikes resources employee

A mine worker died shortly after coming into contact with a heavy conduit. Authorities recently examined how a crew member became fatally struck by a pipe at an undisclosed mine on 1 March 2024...

Truck mixer accident

Speeding ‘auto pilot’ driver writes off truck

A distracted, lead-footed operator caused his employer’s heavy vehicle to become a total loss. Authorities recently examined why an employee drove into oncoming traffic and wrote off a loaded...