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WA introduces new rules to fast track mining projects

The Western Australian Government has introduced new rules to commence construction of mining projects in a staged manner in parallel with environmental assessments. It says that the changes will...

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Resources Sector Awards for Excellence

Six community partnerships and four conservation and rehabilitation resource sector projects from across the State are in the running for the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and...

mineworker fall from height

Mineworker falls from height at Western Australian mine

A mineworker has been seriously injured after he fell from height an underground gold mine in Western Australia. The mineworker was working underground at the Dervish mine owned by Saracen Mineral...

Seismic Response Plan initiated at Kanowna Belle

A Seismic Response Action Plan has been initiated at a Western Australian Underground Gold mine following an earth quake near Kalgoorlie Boulder. A 3.3 Magnitude earthquake struck an area at a depth...

WA Mine Safety Performance Report

Western Australian Mine Safety Performance 2018-2019

The Western Australian Government has released its’ annual mine safety performance report on the mining and resources sector. Key Highlights of the report include: WA MINE SAFETY PERFORMANCE...

Warning issued on hand sanitisers

A mining regulator has issued a warning regarding the inherent safety risks of hand sanitisers including the potential ignition of vapours from hand sanitisers from light switches and electrical...

Mine Safety Levies Western Australia

WA mine safety levy reduced

The Western Australian Government is reducing the Mines Safety Levy by 20 per cent from July 1, 2020 to provide relief to mining companies during the COVID-19 Crisis. Mines and Petroleum Minister...

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...

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