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Sinkhole demonstrates dangers around old workings

The Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has released an alert in relation to a sinkhole that opened in a pit floor engulfing a tool carrier and explosives...

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Dozer rolls on side at NSW mine

In the week ending 4th January 2019, the NSW Resources Regulator recorded 73 reportable incidents. In one of this week’s near-miss events, a dozer rolls onto its side while operating on a coal...

conveyor belt fire

Video emerges of Rio Cape Lambert conveyor belt fire

A video has emerged of the conveyor belt fire at the Cape Lambert port facility last Thursday. It is believed that the fire originated from hot work during a shutdown at the Rio Tinto JV Robe River...

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Mining industry farewells a champion

The Queensland mining industry has farewelled Big Al (Allan Houston) in a moving service in Rockhampton on Monday. Allan was tragically killed in a dozer incident at the Saraji Mine on New...

women in mining

NSW Women in mining awards

The NSW Minerals Council has announced the 2019 Women in Mining Awards. The awards ceremony will be held in late June 2019. The Mineral Council said via their website ‘There are a growing...

ammonium nitrate trucking

Government sues ammonium nitrate trucking company

The Queensland State government has commenced an action against an ammonium nitrate trucking company for almost $8 million in damages following a road train explosion in 2014 near Charleville. The...

dartbrook coal mine

Safety troubled Dartbrook mine set to re-open

ASX listed Australian Pacific Coal (reportedly part owned by the Tinkler family) is set to re-open the former mining safety troubled Dartbrook coal mine that saw three fatalities over a 12 year...

mining safety australia

Is mining safety a journey or a destination?

OPINION  There is no doubt that there are some safety challenges facing the mining industry in Australia. While it’s clear that there are pockets of excellence with some outstanding initiatives...

driver of runaway train

Driver of BHP runaway train sacked

The driver of BHP runaway train was sacked in the weeks before Christmas according to a recent report from ABC news According to reports, the 63-year-old driver was notified of his dismissal on the...

saraji mine

Department launches investigation into Saraji Incident

In the lead up to the funeral of miner Allan Houston next Monday, the Queensland Mines Inspectorate has announced an investigation into the incident that claimed his life at the BMA Saraji Mine on...

dozer incident

Dozer incident at QAL | D6 Slips off dam wall

Rio’s QAL has confirmed a serious dozer incident occurred at its’ Gladstone operations in early December. The incident involved a contracted Caterpillar D6 Dozer that was transversing an...

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