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Henty mine recovery team

Employer charged for worker killed in mine collapse

Authorities are preparing to formally accuse a mid-tier mining company of criminal activity, two years after an employee died from an underground cave-in. The Federal Government plans to charge Unity...

Dump truck

Two deaths, hundreds of serious injuries reported

Authorities shared grim news that workplace accidents are rising and some incidents were so severe they claimed the lives of relatively young workers. Total serious lost time injuries (LTIs) rose...

Solomon Hub

‘Ground collapse’ kills mine employee

A major resources company blamed an underground cavity for taking the life of a worker. Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) confirmed one of its employees fell to his death after the ground collapsed at the...

CITIC Pacific Mining Sino Iron workers

Mine worker dies from severe fall

An Asia-headquartered conglomerate postponed work at one operation after an employee passed away. CITIC Pacific Mining confirmed the worker died at the Sino Iron Mine, about 90km southwest of...

fall from height

Rigger falls from height

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a fall from height incident. A rigger had completed lift activities and was dismounting a scaffold. While climbing onto the ladder, the rigger ducked under a...

storesafe

StoreSAFE: How We Do Things At Blackwoods

Put yourself in this position. You’re in your crowded home garage and you want to pack away your surfboard, but where do you put it? You see a space at the top of some shelves in the corner. It might...

reckless conduct put a company director behind bars

Company director jailed for death of worker in WA

A prison sentence recently handed down to a company director in the Magistrates Court serves as a timely reminder that regulators are willing to seek, and courts are increasingly willing to impose...

miner transported by ambulance after rockfall

Worker seriously injured after fall from ladder

SafeWork SA has released a safety alert to highlight the dangers of working at height on ladders. On 10 April 2021, SafeWork SA received notification of a serious incident involving a worker at a...

man basket incident

Incident | Man basket drops to the ground

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident that occurred at an underground metals mine. Two electricians were in a man basket, attached to the extended boom of a telehandler, while the...

AMSJ April 2022