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Underground rock fall

Rockfall hospitalises mine worker despite wearing PPE

Headwear likely prevented an underground fatality but one employee still required urgent medical attention. A blasting worker recently became hospitalised after multiple rocks fell about 3.5 metres...

Excavator uncovers misfire

Excavator uncovers misfired explosives

MinEx has reported an incident where a digger operator has discovered a misfired explosives in the quarry pit. According to the report, a digger was moving rock from the quarry pit when the operator...

Explosives truck

Man missing after explosive truck explodes

A 67-year-old man is missing following explosives truck catching fire up in Western Australia’s Mid West region. Police were notified of the explosion about 5 pm on Friday near the small town...

Maxam blasting solutions opens new facility in perth

Maxam opens two manufacturing sites near Perth

MAXAM, a global technology company specializing in the design, development, manufacture and application of energetic materials, reinforces its commitment to the Australian market with the opening of...

Detonator found in wash bay

Vacuum truck sucks up detonator and GL booster

Detonators and GL Boosters were found in a wash bay at a mine site this past week. The incident occurred after a vacuum truck was used at a mine to remove explosives from two holes that had slumped...

explosives charging

Australian team launch explosives charging tool

SPONSORED: Forefront Services has recently played a significant role in the future of Australia’s mine safety and in October, the team launched their explosives charging safety products to an...

Notices Issued For Unsafe Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Top 10 dangerous goods safety issues

The Department of Mines and Petroleum has developed a summary of the top 10 non-compliances identified during safety inspections in WA in 2015-16. Dangerous Goods Officers travel across Western...

Notices Issued For Unsafe Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Proposed changes to Australian Dangerous Goods Code

The National Transport Commission (NTC) today released proposed improvements to the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail. Chief executive Paul Retter said the...

AMSJ April 2022