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Mining industry farewells a champion

The Queensland mining industry has farewelled Big Al (Allan Houston) in a moving service in Rockhampton on Monday. Allan was tragically killed in a dozer incident at the Saraji Mine on New...

driver of runaway train

Driver of BHP runaway train sacked

The driver of BHP runaway train was sacked in the weeks before Christmas according to a recent report from ABC news According to reports, the 63-year-old driver was notified of his dismissal on the...

union boss

Former union boss takes a swipe at Mines Inspectors

A former CFMEU union boss has taken a swipe at the Queensland Government’s response to a mining safety incident where a worker suffered breathing difficulty in an underground coal mine in...

BHP Coal mine safety

CFMEU calls for safety reset across BHP coal mines

The CFMEU has hit out at BHP coal mine safety following the death of dozer operator Allan Houston in a media release issued yesterday. The CFMEU said “The tragic death of mineworker Allan...

BHP runaway train

BHP opens up about cause of the runaway train

This afternoon, BHP’s Edgar Basto (President of Iron Ore Assets) provided further detail on what CEO Andrew Mackenzie alluded to last week,  that the BHP runaway train resulted from “multiple...

Moura miners' memorial

Moura miners’ memorial opens today

It’s been a long time coming, but the people of Moura and the families who lost there loved ones in the Kianga, Moura No. 2 & Moura No. 4 Mine Disasters will today open the Moura...

cause of runaway train

Cause of BHP runaway train | CEO says ‘systems’

There’s alot of speculation across the mining and rail industries regarding the cause of the BHP runaway train. Many people are asking how can an incident of this ilk occur in 2018 when we have...

BHP runaway train

BHP Pilbara rail disaster damages $50M

In the wake of the BHP Pilbara rail disaster, an analyst has said that the cost of the runaway train incident could cost BHP $50 million in damage related costs. Other costs with lost production...

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