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Weipa mine evacuated over gas leak: one worker injured

A man has been treated in hospital after a gas leak at Rio Tinto’s bauxite operation at Weipa prompted an evacuation of the mine yesterday morning The man suffered freeze burn injuries to his...

Mines told to get ready for cyclone season

Mining and onshore petroleum operations throughout the North West of WA have been given a reminder to ensure their site is prepared for the State’s cyclone season by the DMP. Department of Mines and...

Abetz targets unions under new workplace laws

Key changes to workplace laws were announced by federal Employment Minister Eric Abetz on Friday, including union entry rights to worksites and the negotiation of wages and conditions for new...

Relationships on the rocks in mining sector

In an Australian first, research from Griffith University in Queensland has found that relationship problems may see male miners at greater risk of suicide, relative to men in other occupations. The...

WA’s releases Resources Safety report card

WA’s Resources Safety has produced a nifty little poster summing up the State’s Safety Performance for 2011-12.
Lots of great, easy to understand, stats and figures. Check it out:

Barrick Kanowna wins underground emergency competition

Barrick Kanowna has taken out the CME Underground Mine Emergency Response Competition held last weekend at KCGM’s Mt Charlotte site in Kalgoorlie-Boulder in WA. 12 teams  were each tasked with...

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