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Falling rock smashes through loader windscreen

A worker was injured at a New South Wales quarry after a large rock smashed through the front end loader he was operating and struck him. The large rock, weighing about 23 kilograms, fell about 17m...

Opal miner injured by falling material

An opal miner has suffered a spinal injury after being struck by falling mullock when attempting to close a hopper door with a star picket. A safety alert released by NSW Mine Safety this week said...

Black Lung committee appointed for inquiry

Queensland Parliament has appointed a six-person Parliamentary select committee to inquire into how black lung re-emerged and how to prevent it. Minister for Natural resources and Mines Dr Anthony...

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Coal train derails in Queensland

The Newlands coal line is set to reopen at 6pm tonight after a coking coal train derailed on September 11. An Aurizon spokesperson confirmed that last Sunday at 7.30am, a derailment of a loaded...

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Fallen workers remembered on Miners Memorial Day

More than 1500 workers who have lost their lives in Queensland mines have been remembered today. The annual Miners Memorial Day service, which is held in a Queensland mining community every year on...

Worker de-gloved after arms caught in conveyor

A boilermaker was de-gloved after becoming caught in a moving conveyor in June. The boilermaker was working alone while in the process of shutting down a crushing plant, according to a significant...

Aggreko celebrates one million man-hours LTI free

Aggreko AusPac has celebrated one million man-hours without a lost time injury (LTI), with this week marking a two-year period without an LTI. The company said the achievement is a result of...

Black lung victims call for compensation levy

The Black Lung Victims Group have called for a 10 cent a tonne industry funded compensation levy. The group, which was formed last month by a group of coal mine workers who were living with the...

Injured coal miner awarded more than $1.2m

A Hail Creek coal miner has been awarded more than $1.2m in compensation in Federal Court after being stood down by Rio Tinto after an injury. The Federal Court ordered more than $1,272,109 in...

117 Australians have been killed at work in 2016

As at September 6, 117 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2016, according to Safe Work Australia data. The Agriculture, foresty and fishing industry and the Transport, postal and...

Access to Beaconsfield headframe suspended

Access to the iconic headframe at the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre has been temporarily suspended following uncharacteristic ground movement under the superstructure. West Tamar Mayor...