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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...

illegal gold mine in Chad Tibesti region has 30 feared dead

30 feared dead in Chad illegal gold mine

The collapse of an illegal gold mine in Chad has potentially killed thirty illegal miners. BBC reported that the mine is located in the Tibesti region known as the ‘wild west’ of Africa...

A driftrunner prepares to take families to the 170 metre mark at the Pike River mine drift

Pike River families to enter mine

Families of the 29 miners killed in the Pike River mine disaster will be offered a trip in a drift runner to travel to the 170-metre mark in the mine’s drift. The symbolic move comes after the...

ADT rollover at NZ Quarry

ADT incident at NZ Quarry

An ADT incident at an NZ Quarry has once again demonstrated potential severity of rollover incidents after an operator was flung through the window of the vehicle coming to rest on the right wheel...

China mining accident leaves seven dead

China mining accident leaves seven dead

A mining accident in northern China left seven people dead, local authorities in the city of Tangshan, Hebei Province said last Friday. The accident occurred at about 12:30 p.m. in a coal mine of the...

10 miners are trapped in a Pakistan coal mine

Miners trapped in Pakistan coal mine

Ten miners are trapped underground following an electrical fire at a Pakistan coal mine. Mines rescue teams have reportedly been hampered by the fire and increasing Carbon Monoxide levels in the mine...

Glencore mining deaths Urging miners to stop digging

Glencore confirms deaths of artisanal miners

Mining giant Glencore has confirmed the deaths of illegal miners at a Congo operation. In a release this morning Glencore advised that one of its’ subsidiaries, Kamoto Copper Company (KCC), has...