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Safety Alert: Longwall Recovery Accidents

From September 1996 to November 2017, the mining industry experienced five fatal accidents when a section of the face or roof fell and struck miners positioned between the longwall face conveyor and...

Serious Injury Alert: Fall Injury

At 12.57 pm on 1 February 2016, a 57-year-old worker fell 2.7 m from the platform of an articulated dump truck (dump truck) and suffered serious head injuries. The dump truck was on a low loader road...

Safety Alert: Duty of care in relation to contractors

The owner of an oil recycling company in Auckland, where 24-year-old Jamey Bowring was killed in a tank explosion, has been sentenced to 4½ months home detention, fined $283,750 and ordered to pay...

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Dangerous incident: Bearing Impact Injury

Summary: Two fitters were removing the main drive shaft from a loader with the bearing attached. While lifting the shaft, the mount and bearing came loose falling one metre and hitting one of the...

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Dangerous incident: Release of pressurised gas

Summary: While in the process of changing a half filled medical oxygen cylinder gas bottle from the back of a truck, it slipped from a person’s grasp. The bottle hit the holding crate and broke off...

Serious injury: Flames on Bulldozer

Summary: The operator of a bulldozer saw flames coming from the left hand side walkway and manually activated the on-board fire suppression system. The fire was extinguished and a water cart was also...

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Dangerous incident: Glowing Embers & Smoke

Summary: During a routine conveyor inspection a deputy identified glowing embers and a small amount of smoke under a trunk conveyor. No naked flames were seen and a collapsed return roller was found...

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Dangerous Incident: Gas Flame

Summary: While drilling an underground exploration hole, a gas flame occurred, which was self-extinguished. The hole was placed onto gas diversion to make it safe. A gas detector located about half a...

FIFO Mental Health and Wellbeing survey

University of Western Australia are excited to invite you to participate in the FIFO Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey. This research project investigates the impact of FIFO arrangements on the...

MERC winners Announced

Northern Star Jundee was winner of the Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC) over the weekend. MERC participants, volunteers, sponsors and Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston celebrated...

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