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Criminal proceedings started against quarry operator

The NSW Resources Regulator has begun criminal proceedings against Far Western Stone Quarries Pty Ltd and its director Mr Antony Martin for an alleged breach of the Mining Act 1992. The Resources...

Smart PLC

Smart PLC making mining safer

SPONSORED German sensor specialist ifm electronics was the first company to invent the proximity switch and have now evolved to develop full safety systems suitable for use in mining applications...

Tahmoor Coal mine

Tahmoor incident investigation report released

The Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has released a new report into an incident which saw two workers trapped for almost nine hours 162 metres below ground at Tahmoor Coal...

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Operators lost control of loader on ramp

In a report just in from New Zealand Minex, an operator lost control of a loader on a ramp at a NZ mine site. While driving a front-end loader down a ramp, the operator apparently experienced...

Scania

Scania trials autonomous truck at Dampier Salt

Rio Tinto is working with Scania to make the Dampier Salt operation in Western Australia a safer environment by testing an autonomous transport system. The first phase of the trial, which started in...

flooded mine

Seventeen trapped inside flooded mine in India

A rescued survivor has told authorities that there are 17 people trapped inside a flooded mine in the Indian region of Meghalaya.   According to available reports the mine was flooded last Friday...

chinese coal mine

Seven miners die in Chinese coal mine

Seven miners were killed and three others injured in an accident at a coal mine in Chongqing, south-western China, Chinese state media reported. The accident occurred at around 6pm local time on...

nitrogen plant pike river

Nitrogen plant fires up at Pike River

The nitrogen-producing plant crucial to the safe re-entry and recovery of the Pike River Mine was started up last week for the first time last week ahead of the re-entry to recover the bodies of the...

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New mobile cooling tower

SPONSORED Aggreko the global provider of modular, mobile power, has launched a new proposition – the Global Cooling Tower (GT) Series.  The GT Series, Aggreko’s first mobile and modular cooling tower...

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