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Golden Grove mine pit

Employer fined after sinkhole swallows machinery

A multinational mining company was penalised for failing to prevent a vehicle from falling into a cavity. Golden Grove Operations recently pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment...

Raw water tank failure

Collapse damages mine equipment, injures worker

A mining operation reported a structural failure that battered machinery and hurt one employee. A raw water tank recently failed at a Queensland coal mine, releasing large volumes of water across the...

Roof bolting rig

Part of mine roof swings down and hospitalises worker

Ceiling support infrastructure became loose and severely injured a resources employee. A mine worker was recently rushed to the emergency department with two broken ribs and a lacerated lung due to a...

Henty mine recovery team

Employer charged for worker killed in mine collapse

Authorities are preparing to formally accuse a mid-tier mining company of criminal activity, two years after an employee died from an underground cave-in. The Federal Government plans to charge Unity...

Clarence Colliery roof collapse

Roof collapse injures multiple coal mine workers

An unstable structure interrupted the lives of two underground coal operation employees. Authorities recently investigated a roof collapse at Centennial Coal’s Clarence Colliery, about 130km...

AMSJ April 2022