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gastro strikes FIFO camp

Twenty-six FIFO workers have come down with a bout of gastro at a Western Australian mining camp over the last few days sparking fears of poor camp food hygiene, raw sewerage in drains and improper cleaning practices. Complaints have also been...

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Workplace Health & Safety Show

WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY SHOW HEADS TO SYDNEY

Destined to be more than just an exhibition, the Workplace Health & Safety Show, the official trade show of #SAFETYSCAPE, promises a live, interactive two-way learning experience when it...

drones in mining CSIRO project

CSIRO Hovermap looks to make mines safer

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) latest project is the Hovermap product, a system that uses autonomous drones in mining to investigate underground areas to...

cause of runaway train

BHP runaway train | What really happened

The ATSB has released a preliminary report today into the BHP’s runaway train incident which destroyed two locomotives, 245-ore cars and 2 km of track. The report has highlighted a significant...

apprentice electric shock

Mining apprentice electrician receives shock

An apprentice and the supervising electrician this past week received a dangerous electric shock while re-terminating an electric supply line in an electrical cabinet.  According to information, the...

underground haul truck fire

Fire on underground haul truck | Drivetrain bearing

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a fire on underground haul truck at a metalliferous mine in the past week. According to the Regulator, a bearing collapsed on the drive train and grease was...

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Safety officer with fake OHS qualifications gets compo

A man who falsified OHS qualifications forged a diploma and then worked as a health and safety coordinator has had his weekly compensation payments reinstated after being summarily dismissed for...

kibble operated by McMahon Mining service

Macmahon cops $375K fine after penalty appealed

Macmahon Mining services have been fined $375K for a fatal mining incident following an appeal against the original $75K fine by the NSW Attorney General. The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal upheld the...

proximity detection mining vehicles

Proximity detection systems framework on the table

With the global mining industry moving towards the legislated adoption of Proximity Detection Systems, they are becoming a critical control measure for improving safety in mobile mining equipment...