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High potential accident sare climbing in Queensland mines

Queensland high potential incidents climbing

High potential incidents across the Queensland mining industry are climbing according to information released this week. A Courier-Mail investigation found that the state has secretly recorded more...

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Miner loses arm in roof bolter accident

A 56-year-old mine worker with 18 years mining experience has lost an arm in a roof bolter accident in Contura Energy’s Deep 41 Mine. According to the US-based Mine Safety & Health...

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LHD clips high voltage cables | Mine shuts down

In a somewhat bizarre but frightening incident, a Load Haul Dumper (LHD) operator has shut down an underground coal mine when a raised bucket clipped high voltage cables in a roadway. The NSW...

tyre changing incident at coal mine

Tyre Changing Incident at Canadian mine

A tyre changing incident has left a contractor in a serious condition after a truck tire he was changing exploded at the Elk Valley Coal mine in Canada. Rick Kennedy, a Maxam Bulk Services employee...

haul truck brake hose results in fire

Damaged haul truck brake hose results in fire

Haul truck brake hose inspection critical to minimising fire risks. The dangers of plant fires from leaking hydraulic hoses has been well documented across the Australian mining industry. In an...

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Mining Incident Review | Drill rig breaches windrow

In a mining incident in June this year, a drill rig at an open cut coal mine in NSW trammed over, and through a highwall windrow resulting in the machine straddling the windrow with one track...

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Leg amputated after forklift accident

In a serious forklift accident in Queensland during September 2018, an operator’s lower leg was amputated when the forklift he was driving struck a bollard in a warehouse facility. Initial...