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hydraulic accumulator

Hydraulic Accumulator Near Miss

DMIRS WA has issued a safety alert highlighting the dangers of work with pressurised hydraulic accumulators. In May 2018, workers were exposed to potentially serious or life threatening injuries when...

mine safety roadshow

Mine safety roadshow kicks off

Western Australia’s Acting Mines and Petroleum Minister Francis Logan has welcomed the start of the annual Mines Safety Roadshows hosted by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and...

Employment in mining growing

Latest statistics from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) for the 2017-18 financial year showed employment in mining and energy is growing with more than 112,000 people...

boilermaker dies. Death of mineworker in gantry collapse

Boilermaker dies in gantry collapse-reminder

INDUSTRY REMINDER – Boilermaker dies in gantry collapse Shutdowns across the mining industry attribute to a range of safety related incidents. Unfortunately, sometimes these incidents result in...

haul truck driver killed

Haul truck driver killed: 79 km/h downhill crash

A haul truck driver killed at Paraburdoo Channar mine last month was travelling at 79 km/h when his fully loaded Komatsu 830E A/C haul truck left the ramp and hit a windrow in a designated 20 km/h...

hazard register for western australian mines

Hazard register now available for WA mines

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has developed a new hazard register, which presents the findings from 53 serious injury or serious incident investigations undertaken...

dehydration

Incident Report into mining dehydration death, 2017

Earlier in 2018 we reported on a DMIRS investigation into the death of a field technician in the Pilbara due to dehydration. As summer approaches quickly, we’d be well reminded that dehydration...

Crushing Services International fined in court

Mining contractor fined $115,000 over death of worker

Mining Contractor, Crushing Services International Pty Ltd (CSI) has been fined $115,000 plus court costs in relation to the death of contracted electrician Kurt Williams on 14 August last year. The...

AMSJ Nov 2021