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Building failures during severe weather events

Building failures during severe weather events

According to safety report from Queensland Coal Inspectorate, recently several coal mines experienced severe weather events characterised by very high wind gusts, hail and heavy rain. The storms...

excavator and dozer collision

Excavator and dozer collision

The NSW Resources Regulator has released an excavator and dozer collision incident that occurred at an open cut coal mine. An excavator collided with a dozer causing significant damage to the cabin...

reckless conduct put a company director behind bars

Company director jailed for death of worker in WA

A prison sentence recently handed down to a company director in the Magistrates Court serves as a timely reminder that regulators are willing to seek, and courts are increasingly willing to impose...

drilling incident

Driller enters charged shot area

A dangerous incident at an open cut coal mine has been reported to the NSW Resources Regulator. A drill rig trammed to a demarcated shot hole to re-drill it.  The drill operator accessed the...

Dragline boom incident

Dragline Boom Point Sheaves Fall to Ground

Queensland Coal Inspectorate has issued a safety alert following a major structural failure of the boom point sheaves on a BE1370 dragline, which allowed the sheave assembly to fall from the boom...

Impact of mining Global Road Technology

GRT to minimise the environmental impact of mining

Mining and its environmental impact are continuing to be a topic of national discussion within Australia as the issues of air quality, climate change and erosion draw significant media attention...

Record growth in Queensland exploration industry expected to continue

Victoria METS sector can benefit from new R&D grants

Earth Resources Regulation has announced that mining, equipment, technology and services (METS) companies can receive funding from the Victorian Government’s research and development (R&D) cash...

dump truck incident

Dump slump | mining truck incident

A dump slump truck incident has occurred at an open cut coal mine in NSW. According to the NSW mining safety regulator, both sets of rear wheels on a dump truck dropped approximately one metre when...

flyrock incident at quarry

Person at risk from flyrock at quarry

The NSW Resources Regulator has released investigation information regarding a dangerous blasting incident at a hard rock quarry. A worker was inside the exclusion zone when a blast was initiated at...