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Remembering Gretley Mine Disaster

Today we remember four men who lost their lives underground in the Gretley Colliery mine disaster when they mined into old workings and an inrush took their lives. At about 5.30 am on 14 November...

bengalla mine fatality

Bengalla mine fatality | Preliminary report released

A preliminary report has been released today by the NSW Resources Regulator into the recent Bengalla mine fatality. The NSWRR advised that a worker was fatally injured when a large earthmoving tyre...

Pike river reentry

Pike River Mine re-entry confirmed

BREAKING NEWS: The New Zealand Government have confirmed that the Pike River Mine will be re-entered to retrieve the 29 miners who perished there eight years ago. It’s been a long time coming...

mining artificial intelligence

Mining artificial intelligence group launched in WA

A mining artificial intelligence group has been launched in Australia with a view to examining the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in mining. The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG)...

autonomous mining truck safety

Autonomous mining trucks | Are there any limitations?

Last week Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) announced that a range of additional Komatsu and Caterpillar mining trucks will move to autonomous system technology and, it is apparent that more and more...

Hexagon mining

Hexagon mining | Safety added to portfolio

Hexagon Mining division today introduced HxGN MineEnterprise CAS Analytics, a web-based reporting and analytics platform that adds a powerful layer of safety to its portfolio. MineEnterprise CAS...

mining train derails

Another mining train derails in Western Australia

Last night another Western Australian mining train has derailed. A Mineral Resources Limited train has derailed 30 empty ore wagons south of Norseman. It is believed that the derailment resulted from...

haul truck fire

Haul truck fire | Driver dies from burns

Back in early September at a Peabody USA operation, a haul truck driver on night shift died after receiving extensive burns while exiting a haul truck on fire. According to reports from the US Mine...

mine sites dumb things people do

Dumb things that people do on Mine Sites #2

A FIFO worker who took a loader to town after several beers is #2 in our dumb things people do at mine sites series. We all know that there’s someone out there that we’ve worked with over the years...

mining equipment lighting

Mining equipment lighting to identify danger zones

SPONSORED CONTENT US based speciality lighting company, Phoenix has recently introduced new mining equipment lighting to bring a new level of safety to mine sites worldwide with its newest product –...

mining incident drill rig

Mining Incident Review | Drill rig breaches windrow

In a mining incident in June this year, a drill rig at an open cut coal mine in NSW trammed over, and through a highwall windrow resulting in the machine straddling the windrow with one track...

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