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BMA Norwich Park Mine dump truck

Long shifts and drives blamed for brain injury

A mine operator has suffered major brain injuries after working long hours and driving for extended periods in Central Queensland. Dump truck operator Harold Kerle accused proponent BHP Billiton...

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Preventing risk is the key to safety

Welcome to Safe Lace Industrial We have all experienced the inconvenience of having to continually stop and retie our shoe/boot laces, but do you realise the danger that this can cause as well? It is...

Ensham Resources

Engineering company sued $2m after accident

A diversified services company is facing a near $2 million workplace accident lawsuit in Central Queensland. A young boilermaker is suing contractor UGL Operations and Maintenance after suffering a...

UQ bentonite plug

Cheaper and safer way to plug wells revealed

Plugging decommissioned oil and gas wells may become safer and more economical with a solution championed by leading researchers. A team from the University of Queensland (UQ) Centre for Coal Seam...

BHP Mount Arthur Coal Mine crash

Storm blamed for car crash leaving one injured

A State Government-funded agency has taken a page from 1980s pop music band Milli Vanilli, blaming the rain for causing a serious car crash. A worker recently suffered serious injuries after crashing...

Cudeco

Safety breach suspends $640m metal mine in NWQ

A Queensland metal producer has made a shock decision to terminate its managing director amid a health and safety breach at its $640 million mine in northwest Queensland. Cudeco’s Board...

How to persuade FIFO workers to live locally

by Riccardo Welters, Associate Professor at the College of Business, Law & Governance in James Cook University; and Christopher Nicholas, PhD Student in Resource and Labour Economics at James...

Tony Brooks Safety MITS

Relying on timber supports is a dumb idea says expert

A leader in equipment maintenance warns companies should stop being blockheads and cease using timber as support devices since they are a disaster waiting to happen. Tony Brooks, who directs Safety...

Keeping hot hands cool and dry

The customer needs that inspired us to develop this technology ATG®’s technology is being continuously developed by a core team that matches market research and marketing analysis with the latest...

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