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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...

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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...

a new project in drill and blast automation may improve mine safety

Semi-automated drill and blast delivery

A joint project between Orica and Epiroc will aim to deliver a semi-automated drill and blast system for underground mines by 2021. Orica and Epiroc say that the new drill and blast system will focus...

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Maxam releases mobile app to help safety in blasting

MAXAM presents the X-BLASTERGUIDE, its new mobile application to help improve productivity and safety in blasting operations. KEY POINTS This pocket guide allows users to make blasting calculations...