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Vehicle hazards responsible for 16 of 67 fatalities

Vehicle-related hazards were responsible for 16 of the 67 fatalities in Western Australia’s mining industry, or almost one in four fatalities, according to a new Department of Mines, Industry...

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Heat stress reminder from Regulator

WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety reminder to workers about the dangers of heat stress and working in high heat environments on mine sites and remote...

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Mental health a priority for new mine inspector

Mental health and wellbeing will be high on the agenda for the latest mine inspector at Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum. Amy Douglas-Martens (pictured right) was recently...

WA Mining Engineer sends Christmas safety message

State Mining Engineer Andrew Chaplyn has delivered a message highlighting the importance of safety in the mining industry during the festive season and in the year ahead. Mr Chaplyn said the festive...

Fleet stood down after Premier Coal truck fires

Premier Coal has pulled an entire fleet of mine trucks out of action at it’s Collie site after five fires in three weeks. Two weeks ago a truck burst into flames at the mine, with four other...

Mt Gibson Mining fined $30,000

Mt Gibson Mining Ltd has been fined $30,000 after pleading guilty to failing to provide a safe working environment in Perth Magistrates Court on Monday. Department of Mines and Petroleum State Mining...

New State Mining Engineer of Western Australia Announced

Andrew Chaplyn has been appointed Western Australia’s 11th State Mining Engineer. Mr Chaplyn, who is also Mines Safety Director at the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP), will take over the role...

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