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flyrock incident at quarry

Person at risk from flyrock at quarry

The NSW Resources Regulator has released investigation information regarding a dangerous blasting incident at a hard rock quarry. A worker was inside the exclusion zone when a blast was initiated at...

jumbo operator injury

Jumbo operator struck by flyrock

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported that a jumbo operator’s off-sider sustained lacerations to his leg and arm when he was struck by flyrock at an underground metals mine. Rockfall injures jumbo...

Blast Movement Technologies

The safer solution to post-blast monitoring

A leader in post-blast ore location and recovery, Blast Movement Technologies (BMT), part of Hexagon, released FED 2.0. This specially fitted UAV offers a safer, more expedient solution to post-blast...

blasting incident

Dangerous blasting incident at open cut coal mine

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a dangerous blasting incident at an open cut coal mine. According to the report, when blasting overburden, fly rock has been ejected beyond the exclusion zone...

Albury Quarry blasting incident

Albury Quarry prosecuted over blasting incident

The NSW Resources Regulator (the Regulator) has commenced prosecution proceedings against blasting services contractor Hamiltons Blasting Services Pty Limited (HBSPL), its shotfirer David Hamilton...

Albury Quarry blasting incident

Learning from Albury Quarry blasting incident

An investigation report and incident animation video has been released following a dangerous blasting incident that occurred at Albury Quarry, Ettamogah NSW in April 2018. Flyrock on driver’s seat of...

Groundbreaking blast preparation technology takes off

Groundbreaking blast preparation technology takes off

A new and innovative blast preparation system was launched today by Mackay-based business StemSafe, with the Australian technology set to be an industry-first for the world. DipSafe is a vehicle...

earth resources regulation

New digital blasting technology

Davey Bickford Enaex and partners have announced that they have demonstrated a new, wireless system “that offers increased safety, flexibility and productivity gains to the blasting market.” The new...

AMSJ April 2022