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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...

Fosterville mine

Colleagues, friends reel after mine site death

A rural community is mourning one life lost at a mining operation. Police and WorkSafe Victoria recently launched an investigation into a death at Agnico Eagle Mines’ Fosterville Gold Mine...

Conveyor belt

Horrific conveyor accident kills worker

Authorities are examining circumstances surrounding an equipment-related workplace death. Police, WorkSafe Western Australia and the State Department of Fire and Emergency Services recently...

Scania electric truck

Triple electric powered truck unveiled

A multinational company claims its new heavy vehicle offers more power and range than its rivals. Scania recently revealed its next generation battery-electric truck can carry 40 tonnes and travel up...

Liebherr 264 truck

Employer approves zero emission ‘green’ trucks

A mineral producer and multinational manufacturer will create a new fleet of environmentally friendly heavy vehicles. Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) recently partnered up with Liebherr to develop and...

Raw water tank failure

Collapse damages mine equipment, injures worker

A mining operation reported a structural failure that battered machinery and hurt one employee. A raw water tank recently failed at a Queensland coal mine, releasing large volumes of water across the...

CBH Resources truck cab

Truck cabin falls onto mine worker

A sudden movement caused part of a heavy vehicle to come crashing down onto an underground employee. During routine maintenance a fitter accidentally bumped a stay that was holding up a truck cabin...

AMSJ April 2022