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BHP Olympic Dam

New electro-refinery crane operation at Olympic Dam

Olympic Dam has commenced operation of its new electro-refinery crane, further strengthening the asset’s stability and reliability. The 95-tonne refinery crane with a 32-metre span will be used to...

Crane Designer Slapped With Fine For Unsafe Design

Three month suspension of high-risk work licence

A three-month suspension has followed an immediate suspension of a high-risk work licence class C1 (slewing mobile crane with capacity up to 100 tonnes) following a crane tip over on a construction...

franna crane rollover incident

Franna Crane in rollover incident

In another Franna crane rollover incident, the NSW mining regulator has called on mine and crane operator’s to consider the impact of terrain and load shifts during use of lifting equipment...

Crane Designer Slapped With Fine For Unsafe Design

Crane Designer Slapped With Fine For Unsafe Design

Poor engineering design which led to the collapse of an 80 tonne crane in 2013 has seen Etschmann Engineering slapped with a $16,000 fine and $5000 court costs. The company pled guilty to breaching...

Crane Topples Over In Front of Inspector at Roy Hill

Talk about embarrassing – a crane has toppled over in front of a safety inspector at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine construction site  in the Pilbara of Western Australia. The incident...

AMSJ April 2022