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Keep an Eye on the Gas

Gas monitoring in underground emergencies While modern coal mines are commonly equipped with a range of gas monitoring resources during normal operations, they are often lacking in their contingency...

Strike over safety concerns ends at WICET

A  three day sit-in staged by 140 workers at the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET), near Gladstone,  looks set to end with unions saying they are happy with the company’s response to...

Serious inrush incident in NSW

An investigation report has been published for a serious inrush incident that occurred at Cadia East mine in central NSW. The inrush resulted from a build-up of water and cuttings in a blocked...

Hot under the collar

Work wear is the first line of defence in the war against worplace injuries, but don’t forget the comfort factor, writes Barbara Schrobsdorff from the Hohenstein Institute. Protective clothing...

Perth Hosts Mining Emergency Response Competition

 On the 21st and 22nd September Perth will host emergency response teams from a range of mining operations across Western Australia to showcase their skills at the third annual Mining Emergency...

Gladstone LNG site sabotaged

Equipment was damaged and bolts were removed from winches in what police believe is a deliberate sabotage attempt at an LNG construction site at Curtis Island off the coast of Gladstone. Developers...