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Worksafe Victoria employs 27 more inspectors

Nine specialist Worksafe construction inspectors were among the graduates; the first of 40 to be recruited over four years as part of a government commitment to ensure safety during Victoria’s...

Pike river Mine 170 metre seal

Pike River recovery team reaches 170m seal

The New Zealand Pike River Recovery team has successfully reached the 170-metre mark as part of the recovery operation of the mine drift. A team this week crossed through the 170-metre seal and...

Workplace accidents claim lives of loved ones. Reflect

For those who will feel the pain at Christmas

OPINION Over the years I’ve sat or spoken to several families who have lost loved ones in workplace accidents. The profound effect of hearing their accounts first hand has always moved me to...

Springvale mine surrounded by bushfire

Springvale mine surrounded by fire

A video has emerged of the Springvale mine surrounded by a bushfire on nearby Gospers Mountain. While the Springvale coal mine closed last week due to the risk of fire and smoke, the company said its...

Carborough downs mine resumes after fatal accident

Fitzroy resumes mining following fatality

Fitzroy Australia Resources has confirmed in a statement that it has resumed coal mining operations at Carborough Downs mine following the fatal accident that claimed the life of veteran mine...

Coroner investigation into death of Paul Maguire at Anglo Coal Grasstree Mine

Inquest to Anglo coal mine death

The Queensland Coroner has scheduled a pre-inquest conference at Mackay into the death of Anglo Coal electrician Paul McGuire who tragically passed away at Grasstree mine following exposure to...

Extreme heatwave is set for many parts of Australia 2019

Extreme heatwave

An extreme heatwave is set to affect many parts of Australia this week with temperatures in Western NSW, South Australia and Victoria to exceed 45 degrees. Cobar, Broken Hill and Griffith resident...

Glencore mining Serious Fraud investigation

Glencore under investigation for serious fraud

Mining giant Glencore is under investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office for matters relating to suspected bribery during the conduct of its’ activities. The Guardian reported that...

Glencore fatality rate soars as it pledges to improve mining safety

Glencore fatality rate soars

Glencore’s fatality rate across its’ global operations has soared with 16 fatalities recorded year to date an investor group has heard. Amidst concerns from investors, the organisation...