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Worker killed at WA gold mine

A worker has been killed at a Western Australian gold mine this morning. The Department of Mines and Petroleum have confirmed the death, which occurred at the Central Norseman Gold Mine. According to...

DMP releases report into first fatality of 2016

The Department of Mines and Petroleum have released a significant incident report into the death of a 32-year-old worker at a Rio Tinto mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Lee Buzzard...

Four injured in Rio Tinto rollover

Four workers work injured in a light vehicle rollover at Rio Tinto’s Greater Paraburdoo mine on Saturday morning. The incident comes just a week after the death of 32-year-old Lee Buzzard, who...

Worker’s fingers crushed by hydraulic bead breaker

A tyre fitter’s fingers have been partially amputated while operating a hydraulic bead breaker. According to an incident report by the Department of Mines and Petroleum, the worker was...

Company fined $50,000 after worker loses both legs

An infrastructure company has been fined $50,000 over an incident in 2011 that resulted in a worker having both legs amputated below the knee. The Pilbara Infrastructure – a wholly owned...

Underground worker crushed in IT work basket

A worker received serious head injuries after being crushed between an integrated tool carrier (IT) work basket and the roof of excavation. Two servicemen were in the work basket removing pipe...

Radio segment focuses on safety

A new regional radio show in Western Australia will feature safety segments sponsored by the Department of Mines and Petroleum. The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has thrown its support...

DMP develops guide to help manage psychosocial risks

A new audit and accompanying guide developed by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) will help to identify and manage psychosocial risks in Western Australia’s resources industry. DMP...

Supervisor pinned in underground mine accident

An incident in which a supervisor was crushed between two vehicles has been put down to a lack of communication and failure to recognise risks, according to a report by the Department of Mines and...