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Illegal mining Meroo River

The NSW Resources Regulator in collaboration with NSW Fisheries and the NSW Police Force has investigated an incident of alleged illegal fossicking using a power-operated dredge in the Meroo River...

Quarterly report – Fires on mobile plant

Following a 2017 review of incident data that showed a consistently high number of fires occurring on mobile plant each month the regulator initiated a project to provide useful data to industry...

quarry worker was killed

Quarry worker killed-rollover on access ramp

A quarry worker was killed when his articulated truck rolled over on an access ramp. According to the Queensland Mines Inspectorate, the operator of an articulated dump truck was working at a quarry...

medical assessments

Medical assessments: Who should pay?

Mining companies are breaching the law by pushing costs for medical assessments and safety gear on to workers according to the CFMEU and the Queensland Government. The Queensland Chief Inspector of...

Liebherr R 9800

Idemitsu expands mining fleet

On 24 August 2018, coal giant Idemitsu added a new Liebherr R 9800 excavator followed by three new ultra-class Komatsu 930E dump trucks to increase production at their Boggabri coal mine in NSW. This...

safety management systems

New standard for safety management systems

A new soon to be released Australian and International standard for safety management systems is set to redefine the relationship between Australian standards and legislation. International Standard...

AMSJ Spring 2018