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truck rolls from bench in quarry highlighting quarry safety concerns

Man dies as truck rolls from bench

A quarry work has died following a horrific accident at a Perth quarry when his truck has rolled from a bench yesterday morning. Western Australian Police have confirmed that the man in his 40s has...

mobile plant accident scene

WA Regulator drops charges in mobile plant accident

The WA Department of Justice (State Solicitor) has dropped charges against a drilling company for a mobile plant accident where a drilling offsider was run over by a tracked vehicle on a salt lake in...

EWP basket fatal incident

Dyno Nobel cops $250K fine for EWP death at Telfer

Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific has been fined $250K and ordered to pay costs of around $30K after a guilty plea in the Perth Magistrates Court. The fine was related to the EWP death of 28-year-old Joshua...


Come-a-long incident costs miners $176K in fines

Rema Tip Top Material Processing (Rema) and Chichester Metals Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Limited (FMG) have been fined $112,000 and $64,000 respectively in Perth Magistrates...

EWP safety incident

Gantry collision with EWP costs mining company $40K

Karara Mining Ltd was fined $40,000 in Perth Magistrates Court yesterday (13/2) following an incident where a gantry crane collided with an elevated work platform (EWP) being used by two electrical...

ground control incident claimed wayne fowlie's life

Remembering Wayne Fowlie | Roof fall failure claims life

On the morning of Saturday, 15 February 2014, Wayne Fowlie was killed by a roof fall during a major decline development at the Harlequin Gold Mine near Norseman. 59-year-old Wayne had been tasked...

WA tailings dams well managed

Western Australia’s tailings dams are well managed

A Professor of Geomechanics has stated that the safety of Western Australia’s tailings dams is managed well through design and regulation. University of Queensland Professor David Williams told...

vehicle incidents WA mining

Vehicle hazards responsible for 16 of 67 fatalities

Vehicle-related hazards were responsible for 16 of the 67 fatalities in Western Australia’s mining industry, or almost one in four fatalities, according to a new Department of Mines, Industry...

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