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Death At Paraburdoo Mine

28-year-old Daniel Patterson was fatally injured when the Haulpak he was driving left the road at Rio Tinto’s Channar mine in Paraburdoo. The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is...

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Treacherous fall leaves mine worker dead in Tasmania

A mine worker has died after falling at an iron ore mine in western Tasmania. Grange Resources has been placed in a trading halt, after one of the contracted staff fell a considerable distance to his...

Work fatality rate rising in WA

Work fatality rates are on the rise in Western Australia, according to the latest Safe Work Australia data. The data, which is based on work fatality rates per 100,000 workers over thirteen years to...

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Work-related injuries killed 195 workers last year

Last year, 195 workers died from injuries received at work, according to Safe Work Australia’s latest Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities report. The report highlights a positive downward...

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Fallen workers remembered on Miners Memorial Day

More than 1500 workers who have lost their lives in Queensland mines have been remembered today. The annual Miners Memorial Day service, which is held in a Queensland mining community every year on...

FIFO work and mental health drugs

A FIFO Addiction

Mine workers and FIFO camps go hand in hand. But turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with the isolation that comes with fly-in fly-out work. The Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland CEO Tony...

Methane explosion at Russian mine kills 36

The death toll from an explosion which ripped through the Severnaya mine in Arctic Russia has reached 36. The incident, which occurred on Thursday, has been described as the worst mining disaster in...

Company fined $130,000 for Telfer gold mine death

A company has been fined $130,000 for the death of a worker at a Western Australia gold mine in 2013. Exact Mining Services pleaded guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court to failing to provide a safe...