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Amy Douglas-Martens WA Department Mines

Mental health a priority for new mine inspector

Mental health and wellbeing will be high on the agenda for the latest mine inspector at Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum. Amy Douglas-Martens (pictured right) was recently...

Notices Issued For Unsafe Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Top 10 dangerous goods safety issues

The Department of Mines and Petroleum has developed a summary of the top 10 non-compliances identified during safety inspections in WA in 2015-16. Dangerous Goods Officers travel across Western...

Drill offsider run over by tracked vehicle

A drill offsider escaped with minor injuries after being run over by a tracked vehicle, according to a Department of Mines and Petroleum significant incident report. The August incident occurred...

Company fined $110,000 after fatal crushing

A company has been fined $110,000 in Perth Magistrates Court in relation to an incident which fatally crushed a worker. X O W Nominees Pty Ltd, which trades as Rod Mitchell’s Transport and...

Rehabilitation work begins at WA abandoned mines

Rehabilitation site works started last week on the Black Diamond pit lake located within the Allanson town site boundary, approximately 5km west of Collie. The site is the first of four pilots to be...

Worker de-gloved after arms caught in conveyor

A boilermaker was de-gloved after becoming caught in a moving conveyor in June. The boilermaker was working alone while in the process of shutting down a crushing plant, according to a significant...

Worker falls in helicopter lifting incident

A worker fell a short distance after becoming tangled in a tag line during a helicopter lift, the Department of Mines and Petroleum said in a report. The incident, which occurred at a WA salt lake in...

Arc flash incident injures worker

A worker received minor flash burns to his body after working on a low-voltage motor control centre, according to a Department of Mines and Petroleum significant incident report. The June incident...

DMP releases report after fatal gantry collapse

The Department of Mines and Petroleum have released a report into the death of a boilermaker at a Western Australian gold mine. The worker, in his 60s, was killed on July 26 at the Central Norseman...