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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...

mining vehicle incident at open cut coal mine

Mining vehicle incident at open cut coal mine

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a mining vehicle incident occurred at an open cut coal mine. According to the report, an operator was sitting in his light vehicle with the door open, after...

miner transported by ambulance after rockfall

Man injured in rockfall incident

A man has been injured in the early hours of this morning in a reported rockfall incident at a Queensland mining operation. Queensland Ambulance services reportedly attended a mine site on the...

the shearer transporter jackknifed

Inexperience and speed cause of jack-knife

The NSW Resources Regulator has published an incident regarding a loaded shearer transporter that jack-knifed in an underground coal mine. An operator was using a heavy lift loader to move a loaded...

Raised jib contacts 22kV overhead power line

Drill rig contacts 22kV power line

The NSW Resources Regulator has published a safety alert regarding an exploration drill rig that contacted energised 22kV overhead power lines while travelling across a paddock. One of the three...

Failure to lockout

Safety Alert | Failure to Lockout

New Zealand’s MinEx has recently reported an incident that occurred due to failure to lockout. According to Minex, the workshop supervisor went to assist a fitter in diagnosing a bearing failure on a...


Worker’s arm caught in tail pulley

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident where a worker’s arm became caught in the tail pulley on the main drive of a screening plant belt. The worker removed a guard to view the belt...

Rock Fall

Rock fall hits employee during ground support activity

Plan of Incident Location Worksafe Victoria is issuing a reminder about the importance of managing the risks associated with rock falls whilst developing headings in underground mines. An employee...

AMSJ April 2022