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Paste wall failure in western Australian mine

Paste wall failure

A catastrophic paste wall failure in a drive at the top of a stope could have claimed lives of mineworkers after they were forced to climb into the bucket of a bogger and radio to be rescued. The...

hydraulic satircase crushes mineworker

Mineworker crushed by hydraulic stairs – again!

Another mineworker has been crushed by a hydraulic staircase on a dozer after regulators found that a range of issues associated with wiring modifications that resulted in an unexpected staircase...

new ground control guidelines for western australia

New ground control guidelines for Western Australia

New ground control guidelines have been released by the DMIRS and the WA Mining Industry Advisory Committee. ‘Ground control management in Western Australian mining operations’ has been...

DIAB Egineering employee killed in an accident at Roy Hill mine

DIAB Engineering employee dies from injuries

A serious accident at Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine has claimed the life of an NRW Holdings (DIAB Engineering) employee overnight. In a statement to the ASX, NRW Holdings Limited (ASX:NWH) said that they...

Mining safety regulation changes from 2020

Mining safety regulatory changes for 2020

New mining safety regulation changes are set across some jurisdictions commencing from early January 2020. New South Wales In New South Wales the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites)...

WA proposed safety regulations call for action

Western Australia seeks feedback on safety reforms

The Western Australian Government is seeking feedback on proposed safety reforms including the Work Health & Safety (Mines) Regulations. Public comment on the proposed regulations will close on...

work health and safety award western australia

Work health and safety award winners

The eight winners of the inaugural Western Australian Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards 2019 were announced at Optus Stadium this morning. They include: Work health and safety invention of the...

Damaged roads in Western Australia cost BHP a $50K fine

Flood damaged road costs BHP $50K fine

A flood-damaged road in the Pilbara has cost BHP a $50K fine after a road train driver sustained back injuries in 2016. The fine resulted from the lack of warning for road users regarding the...

A truck driver died after his 110 tonne haul truck plummeted off a cliff

Report released on haul truck fatality

The Western Australian mining safety regulator has released a report into a haul truck fatality at a Western Australian quarry. According to the WA Regulator, Andrew Herd died on 20 June 2019 when...