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BHP Billiton today announced its financial results for the December 2013 half year, with Underlying EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) increasing by 15 per cent to US$12.4 billion and Underlying attributable profit increasing by 31 per cent...

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Avoiding the Crash

There is no doubt that vehicle operators of heavy equipment have to accomplish difficult tasks. The increase in mine productivity has led to a proportional increase in equipment size. Most vehicles...

Worker killed in rockfall at WA gold mine

A mine worker has been killed in an accident at the Harlequin gold mine near Norseman on the West Australian Goldfields. According to WA’s Department of Mines and Petroleum the 59 year old man...

Fire Away

Identifying fire risks and understanding the various mitigation measures that can be employed is vital to the safe and efficient operation of any mine site, writes Joseph Keller from the Fire...

New air quality tests and studies for the Hunter Valley

A range of new air quality tests and studies will take place in the Lower Hunter of NSW in response to community concern, the NSW government announced today. The new initiatives include additional...

Alegra Safety: Can You Afford $197,500 In Fines?

A NSW project manager was fined $12,500 for not properly implementing a worksite safety plan, which resulted in a worker receiving serious head injuries when he fell through an unsecured penetration...

Feeling The Heat

An award-winning heat stress management program conducted by Leighton Contractors on the Australia Pacific LNG project resulted in zero heat stress related incidents despite the 45 degree heat...

Forces of nature

In a land beset with floods, droughts, cyclones, bushfires and dust storms that can shut down a city, it’s vital for mine sites to be fore-warned and properly prepared, writes T.R. Mackay. It’s not...

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