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Emergency at Moura – What did we learn?

The Moura mine disaster of 1994 is a case study in the failure of organisational learning and emergency knowledge management, writes Judith Ann Chapman. Just before midnight on 7 August 1994, the...

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Automatic safety

As open pit and underground mines become deeper, and development and operations of mines becomes more hazardous, the entry of automation introduces unexplored territory, writes Jared Haube. Have we...

Keep an Eye on the Gas

Gas monitoring in underground emergencies While modern coal mines are commonly equipped with a range of gas monitoring resources during normal operations, they are often lacking in their contingency...

AMSJ April 2022