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NZ Safety Alert – Miner knocked unconscious by chain

Surface – Gold – On 6/19/2018, a miner was seriously injured while making repairs on a rotating screen plant. A chain used to lift a thrust bearing failed and struck the miner in the head. The...

NZ Safety Alert – Operator/Driver distractions

www.minex.org.nz Operator/Driver distractions We have received a number of loss of control of vehicle incidents where loss of concentration or distraction are listed as contributing factors. NZTA...

mining innovation

ANGLO AMERICAN TOPS MINING INNOVATION AWARDS

Brisbane based Anglo American – Grasstree Mine is leading the way in mining innovation in health and safety, taking out the top accolade at this year’s 30th Queensland Mining Industry Health and...

HYDROGEN HITS THE ROAD

Energy Networks Australia has welcomed the release of the National Hydrogen Roadmap, which sets out a blueprint for the development of a hydrogen industry in Australia, showing a cost competitive...

NSWRR: Serious injury report

Serious injury | SinNot 2018/01290   Summary: A haul truck driver was admitted to hospital with neck pain after the truck was loaded. The incident was not immediately reported. Recommendations...

NSWRR: Dangerous incident report

Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/01295   Summary: A light vehicle rolled onto its roof while travelling on the surface of an underground coal mine. The driver had previously stopped the vehicle...

NSWRR: Serious injury report

Serious injury | SinNot 2018/01297 Summary: A worker suffered lacerations, bruising and an injured jaw when he was hit by falling grout tubes. Three workers were installing tubes into a cavity in the...

NSWRR: Dangerous incident report

Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/01303   Summary: A supervisor was sprayed with hydraulic oil from a load haul dump manifold block and transported to hospital where he was cleared of injury. The...

NSWRR: Dangerous incident report

Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/01312   Summary: An underground coal mine operator identified indicators of spontaneous combustion in the goaf of a longwall panel. The mine has recently...

mine safety conference

MacFarlane answers questions on mine safety

On the eve of the closure of one of Queensland’s largest and most successful mine safety conference, Australasian Mine Safety Journal put some questions to the Hon Ian MacFarlane (Chief...