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Orbit Drilling

Employer fined for fatal blow to worker’s head

An exploration and water boring company will pay after a team member died from a serious injury more than two years ago. Orbit Drilling recently pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a...

sandvik rotary drilling

Sandvik levels up its rotary drilling

Sandvik has combined the best features of its three previous air bearing bit designs to launch Sandvik RR240, with added improvements that extend bit life and improve productivity in rotary drilling...

drilling incident

Driller enters charged shot area

A dangerous incident at an open cut coal mine has been reported to the NSW Resources Regulator. A drill rig trammed to a demarcated shot hole to re-drill it.  The drill operator accessed the...

epiroc drill rig

Rio Tinto expands Pilbara drilling fleet with Epiroc

Epiroc, leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has won a significant order from Rio Tinto for mining equipment to be used in the company’s iron...

red dog mine accident

Worker dead in drilling incident at Red Dog mine

According to mine operator Teck Alaska Inc., a 47-year-old worker died Saturday (16th Jan) at the Red Dog copper and zinc mine, which located about 80 miles north of Kotzebue, northwest Alaska. No...


Sandvik launches DD212 narrow vein drill rig

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions introduces the new Sandvik DD212, a compact and intelligent single-boom electro-hydraulic drill for tunneling and mining development in narrow vein drifts. This new...

radial drill

Gloves contribute to severed finger on a radial drill

A workshop employee severed a finger and deeply lacerated a thumb after his gloves became entangled in a radial drill at a UK workplace. RADIAL DRILL WHERE WORKERS GLOVE BECAME ENTANGLED According to...

AMSJ April 2022