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Bushfire smoke effects in underground mines

Bushfire smoke in underground mines

With the range of bushfires burning across Australia at the moment, miners are advised to consider the potential effects of smoke in underground mine ventilation given its ability to mask a range of...

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Gas explosion kills three in Pakistan Coal Mine

A Pakistani Government mining official says a methane gas explosion in a coal mine in the country’s southwest has killed at least three miners and four others are missing. Mining official Abdul...

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Poetry to communicate safety

A mining industry conference in Queensland has heard that poetry can be used to communicate safety messages at coal mining operations. Glencore have committed their “safe coal rules” to...

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Safe to work for Australian mining industry

While Australian mining companies have demonstrated a consistent focus over the last two decades on getting miners safe to work, some are questioning what needs to be done to improve safety while...

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Health hazards in coal mining

Working in the mining sector obviously comes with risks, however not all the risks are directly linked to the physical side of the job and its dangers.  There are obvious workplace risks of course...

Underground coal mine safety reps meet in Mackay

Union safety representatives are meeting in Mackay today to discuss health and safety issues in underground coal mines, on the 29th anniversary of the Moura No. 4 underground mine disaster which...