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Northern star resources fined after workers injured driving underground

Alcoa fined after worker falls to his death

Alcoa of Australia Ltd was fined $210,000 in the Perth Magistrates Court on 28th Jan 2020 and ordered to pay $75,000 in costs after a contractor fell to his death at the company’s Kwinana Alumina...

Bee stinging

Indus Mining fined over bee sting death

Indus Mining Services Pty Ltd was today fined $60,000 and ordered to pay $6,000 in costs over the death of a contractor who suffered a severe allergic reaction after being stung by a bee in February...

Seismic Response Plan initiated at Kanowna Belle

A Seismic Response Action Plan has been initiated at a Western Australian Underground Gold mine following an earth quake near Kalgoorlie Boulder. A 3.3 Magnitude earthquake struck an area at a depth...

Damaged roads in Western Australia cost BHP a $50K fine

Flood damaged road costs BHP $50K fine

A flood-damaged road in the Pilbara has cost BHP a $50K fine after a road train driver sustained back injuries in 2016. The fine resulted from the lack of warning for road users regarding the...

ground control incident claimed wayne fowlie's life

Remembering Wayne Fowlie | Roof fall failure claims life

On the morning of Saturday, 15 February 2014, Wayne Fowlie was killed by a roof fall during a major decline development at the Harlequin Gold Mine near Norseman. 59-year-old Wayne had been tasked...

vehicle incidents WA mining

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...

heat stress

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...

Amy Douglas-Martens WA Department Mines

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...