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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...

CMM reports 2020 safety performance of its members

ICMM publishes 2020 safety performance data of members

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has released a report that benchmarks the 2020 safety performance of its members. ICMM members have an unwavering commitment to the health and...

Dragline boom incident

Dragline Boom Point Sheaves Fall to Ground

Queensland Coal Inspectorate has issued a safety alert following a major structural failure of the boom point sheaves on a BE1370 dragline, which allowed the sheave assembly to fall from the boom...

Mining Truck

Driving down fall-ish behaviour from vehicles

Falls from heights cause serious injuries. Data from SafeWork SA in 2020 identified that falls from trucks resulted in 18 serious injuries. Falls from height remain a high risk in Australian...

fall of ground at Underground metals mine

Ground failure across a haul road

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported that a fall of ground occurred across a haul road approximately 300 metres above the mine portal at an underground metals mine. Two operators were unable to...

safety alert for mobile plant

Can we make Working at Height Safer?

Working at height remains one of the greatest causes of fatalities and major injuries on Australian worksites, with many workers finding themselves in positions where they are expected to work at...

Harmony Gold mining worker fatal accident

Harmony worker killed at Target mine

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited has announced that an employee was fatally injured on 3rd February, following a seismic event that triggered a fall of ground at Target mine in Welkom in the Free...

Seismic activity resulting from a fall of ground at Gwalia mine

Fall of ground at Gwalia results in revised output

St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) has advised that a recent fall of ground at the Company’s Gwalia mine at Leonora in Western Australia has temporarily interrupted production. This will impact the Q1...

Seismic Response Plan initiated at Kanowna Belle

A Seismic Response Action Plan has been initiated at a Western Australian Underground Gold mine following an earth quake near Kalgoorlie Boulder. A 3.3 Magnitude earthquake struck an area at a depth...

AMSJ Nov 2021