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rockfall traps mine vehicles NSW mine

Rockfall traps mine vehicles

A rockfall at a NSW underground metalliferous mine trapped a loader and a light vehicle with a worker inside the vehicle. According to the NSW Mine Safety Regulator “The worker first heard...

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...

future of blasting with Angus Melbourne Orica

Orica talks about the future of blasting

Angus Melbourne, Chief Commercial and Technology Officer at Orica, spoke about the future of blasting, the innovation and automation changes happening at Orica at this year’s Austmine 2019...

Maxam blasting new website provides a range of information

Maxam blasting launches new website

MAXAM, a global technology company specializing in energetic materials and blasting solutions, has announced today the launch of a new corporate website. The new online channel envisioned to address...

safety in blasting

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...

flyrock incident at NSW quarry

Flyrock incident damages vehicles during blast

The NSW Resources regulator has released details of a flyrock incident that occurred at a NSW quarry last year where flyrock from overburden blast struck three light vehicles in an exclusion zone...

Company Fined for Unsafe Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Hunter Valley mine fined for exceeding blasting limits

The Department of Planning and Environment has fined Hunter Valley Operations Pty Ltd for exceeding approved blasting limits at its Hunter Valley Operations South coal mine. The company must ensure...