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Rio Tinto indigenous workers

Qld indigenous procurement jumps $118M

First Nations-owned businesses supplied 36 per cent more in the past financial year, the latest data shows. Nearly 150 First Nations enterprises out of a total 535 Indigenous suppliers did business...

Orbit Drilling

Employer fined for fatal blow to worker’s head

An exploration and water boring company will pay after a team member died from a serious injury more than two years ago. Orbit Drilling recently pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a...

safe mining environment

Integrating contractors into a safe mining environment

A safe mining operation goes a long way towards also making it a sustainable one. Sustainability was a hot topic at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne this year...

Contractor fined $60,000 for arc flash incident

Crushing Services International has been fined $60,000 following an arc flash incident at Atlas Iron’s Wodgina iron ore project in the Pilbara. On November 9, 2013, CSI electrician Daniel...

Contractor fined $195,000 for Cloudbreak fatality

BTP Equipment Pty Ltd has been fined $195,000 and ordered to pay $100,000 in costs for its involvement in the death of worker Paul Torre on 24 December 2010. Mr Torre was working in the mobile...

Contractor fatality at Northern Star gold mine

A contractor working at Northern Star Resources’ Paulsens Gold Mine has died after becoming “seriously unwell” this morning. Northern Star has temporarily ceased operational...