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Diesel pump

Gauge malfunction caused fuel fire says authority

A faulty measuring instrument was one factor that resulted in burnt machinery. A mine worker recently went overboard while refuelling at an undisclosed open-cut coal operation in New South Wales. The...

Mount Monger mine

Third mine worker dies in less than a year

Authorities are investigating the latest in a string of resources employee fatalities. The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety wants to know exactly how a worker passed away while on...

Lorry loader

Machinery topples, pins and kills employee

Colleagues and loved ones are grieving the loss of a worker who was fatally pinned by overbalanced equipment. The unidentified employee was standing between a trailer and lorry loader. While...

Minera Mining Technologies

Employer ramps up autonomous conversions

A multinational company will soon be able to automate mine sites more efficiently. Worley recently acquired autonomous specialist Minera Mining Technologies to help give more machinery driverless...

nuGen zero emissions truck

Mining giant accelerates zero emissions truck rollout

A multinational resources producer fast-tracked decarbonising its heavy vehicle fleet. Anglo American recently accelerated development and commercialisation of its nuGen Zero Emissions Haulage...

Water blaster gun

Exploding tool sends worker to emergency room

An employee became hospitalised after hired equipment detonated during use. An operator required urgent medical attention after his trailerised water blaster exploded. The force was so great he lost...

Jaw crusher barring steel

Fast-moving projectile strikes worker in the head

An underground employee literally copped a mouthful after mine equipment suddenly ejected a large shrapnel piece. Authorities recently examined exactly what caused barring steel to fly out of a jaw...

Komatsu driverless trucks

Mining giant accepts blame for workplace fatality

A multinational resources company confessed to unlawfully causing one employee death at a mine site. A Rio Tinto subsidiary recently pleaded guilty to failing to enforce speed limits, resulting in a...

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