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Risk reduction program BHP Nudge

Priority rules program delivers risk reduction

BHP Mitsui Coal’s (BMC) Poitrel Mine has recently completed their Priority Rules Nudge Program, with the team achieving a sustained > 70 per cent reduction in material risk reduction...

haul truck fatality mineworker candle

Mine worker found dead in overturned haul truck

A mine worker has been found dead in an overturned haul truck at a USA gold mine this morning. The haul truck fatality has shocked local mine workers and their families who last month witnessed the...

submersible pump importer has been fined

Submersible pump importer receives $1.2M fine

Two years after a woman was electrocuted by a submersible pump installed in the backyard well of a Townsville home, the importer and online seller of the pump has been fined $1.2 million for failing...

Weld Australia has called for welding standards to be regulated

Mandate compliance to welding standards

An industry group has called on both sides of Government to regulate compliance with Australian welding standards in the midst of on-going structural failures and potential loss of life to Australian...

mine closure consortium delegates

Community challenges of mine closure

The challenges of mine closure are significant, varied and seldom quantified. Researchers at the University of Queensland and a number of leading mining companies have formed a three-year consortium...

Detonator found in wash bay

Vacuum truck sucks up detonator and GL booster

Detonators and GL Boosters were found in a wash bay at a mine site this past week. The incident occurred after a vacuum truck was used at a mine to remove explosives from two holes that had slumped...

longwall coal burst incident showing coal from face inside longwall chocks

Longwall coal burst incident | De-stressing required

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported that a longwall coal burst occurred at an underground coal mine during remote mining on a longwall, causing the shearer and armoured face conveyor to trip...

Class action initiated over BHP Samarco dam disaster

BHP to defend $7 billion Samarco class action

BHP has been sued for its role in the Samarco tailing dam disaster in the UK’s biggest class action for approximately $7 Billion Australian dollars. Law firm SPG, which is representing than...