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Three workers killed in underground equipment fire

Three mine workers have been killed in an underground equipment fire at Glencore JV owned Mopani Copper Mine in Zambia. The company has confirmed that three of its miners died after an underground...

underground blasting accident kills two

Brazil gold mine blasting accident leaves two dead

An underground blasting accident in a Brazilian gold mine on Friday killed two workers and left others hospitalised last week. The blasting accident occurred at Leagold Mining Corporation‘s...

mine gas explosion kills five and twenty other are missing

Mine gas explosion kills five in South African mine

A gas explosion has killed at least five people and more than twenty are missing in a disused South African coal mine. The incident occurred in  South Africa’s eastern province of Mpumalanga...

vehicle incidents WA mining

Vehicle hazards responsible for 16 of 67 fatalities

Vehicle-related hazards were responsible for 16 of the 67 fatalities in Western Australia’s mining industry, or almost one in four fatalities, according to a new Department of Mines, Industry...

pakistan mine gas explosion

Gas explosion kills three in Pakistan Coal Mine

A Pakistani Government mining official says a methane gas explosion in a coal mine in the country’s southwest has killed at least three miners and four others are missing. Mining official Abdul...

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Fourteen dead in Rwanda mine collapse

At least 14 people, among them seven women, were killed when a hill slope stability issue resulted in a mine collapse in eastern Rwamagana district in Rwanda, a local official said. Confirming the...

operator crushed to death

Incident review | Face shovel operator crushed to death

Back in April 2018, the tragic death of a face shovel operator at Griffin Coal’s Ewington site in Collie highlighted inherent risks with hydraulic access ladders, when an operator was crushed...

USA Miner's death

Three USA miners dead in eleven days

Jeff Young from 89.3 WFPL News has highlighted mining safety issues in the USA after three miners died just prior to Christmas. Jeff says….Just a few months ago, the U.S. coal mining industry...

china mining disaster

Five workers killed in China mining disaster

In another China mining disaster, five workers were killed while another remained trapped in a coal mine accident in east China’s Fujian Province, local authorities said on Saturday. The accident...

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Enter the danger zone | Incident trends send a warning

While the Christmas holiday season may be a time of celebration and relaxation, companies and employees are being urged to slow down and put work safety first. Incident trends have tended to increase...