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illegal gold mine in Chad Tibesti region has 30 feared dead

30 feared dead in Chad illegal gold mine

The collapse of an illegal gold mine in Chad has potentially killed thirty illegal miners. BBC reported that the mine is located in the Tibesti region known as the ‘wild west’ of Africa...

A new book helping children understand FIFO lifestyles has been written by a FIFO Worker

A new book to help FIFO kids understand

A new illustrated children’s book has been released by a second-generation FIFO worker. The book aims to help kids understand the challenges that dads and mums face with FIFO life. Michael...

Mine safety audites in queensland have been falling behind

Mine safety audits failing in Queensland

Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dale Last, believes the current system of mine safety audits for coal mines needs to a “full overhaul” in the wake of figures released today. In...

A driftrunner prepares to take families to the 170 metre mark at the Pike River mine drift

Pike River families to enter mine

Families of the 29 miners killed in the Pike River mine disaster will be offered a trip in a drift runner to travel to the 170-metre mark in the mine’s drift. The symbolic move comes after the...

An ivestigation into a counterweight fall in being conducted

Counterweight near miss

Worksafe Victoria mining safety regulator has reported a near-miss with a counterweight at a mine site. According to the regulator, a 20-tonne counterweight fell approximately 30 metres from its...

A truck driver died after his 110 tonne haul truck plummeted off a cliff

Report released on haul truck fatality

The Western Australian mining safety regulator has released a report into a haul truck fatality at a Western Australian quarry. According to the WA Regulator, Andrew Herd died on 20 June 2019 when...

collision mining truck

Whitehaven Maules Creek ‘mauling’ by regulator

The Whitehaven Maules Creek mine has come under fire over its management of light vehicles and collision avoidance after a dozer reversed over an unoccupied light vehicle this past week. Inspectors...

BHP annual Report on Safety

BHP Annual Report on Safety

BHP has released its’ annual report today. There’s some good safety news and some bad from BHP. While it only recorded one direct fatality across its’ operations, the most notable...

working with silica - a new guide has been released

New guide for working with silica

A new guide for working with silica has been released by Safework Australia. If you are a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) who has workers (including yourself) that work with silica...

australia's mining industry will need 21000 new personnel by 2024

Mining industry needs 21000 new personnel by 2024

AUSTRALIA’s mining industry will require around 21,000 new on-site operational employees by 2024, according to a workforce forecasting report released today by the Australian Resources and Energy...