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Train carrying sulphuric acid derails in north-west QLD

A two-kilometre exclusion zone has been set after a freight train carrying about 819,000 litres of sulphuric acid derailed 20km east of Julia Creek, on Sunday. All 26 carriages were derailed in the...

Near miss when pick-and-carry crane rolls over

The importance of workers being properly trained and holding necessary licences has been highlighted after a pick-and-carry crane rolled on a mine site. In November, an articulated, pick-and-carry...

Chinese mine owner kills himself after fatal collapse

An owner of a Chinese gypsum mine has committed suicide two days after the mine collapsed, killing one worker and trapping 17. The mine owner, Ma Congbo, was assisting rescue efforts when he jumped...

Top 10 articles of 2015

As another huge year in the mining and resources industry comes to an end, we have compiled a list of the 10 most popular mine safety stories of 2015.   10. Workers evacuated from...

CFMEU launch Black Lung campaign

With up to nine suspected cases of Black Lung feared in Queensland, the CFMEU have kicked off a campaign to see an end to the deadly disease. CFMEU Queensland Mining and Energy division President...

Worker seriously injured during pressure test

A worker was seriously injured while performing a pressure test on a length of plastic pipe. According to a safety alert by the NSW Chief Inspector of Mines, a pipe blanking cap struck...

WA Mining Engineer sends Christmas safety message

State Mining Engineer Andrew Chaplyn has delivered a message highlighting the importance of safety in the mining industry during the festive season and in the year ahead. Mr Chaplyn said the festive...

AMMA calls for union deregistering

Resource industry employer group AMMA has called on the Federal Government to deregister the CFMEU and the MUA after the unions this week threatened crippling and unlawful strikes at a national level...

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