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Komatsu driverless trucks

Mining giant accepts blame for workplace fatality

A multinational resources company confessed to unlawfully causing one employee death at a mine site. A Rio Tinto subsidiary recently pleaded guilty to failing to enforce speed limits, resulting in a...

Conveyor belt

Horrific conveyor accident kills worker

Authorities are examining circumstances surrounding an equipment-related workplace death. Police, WorkSafe Western Australia and the State Department of Fire and Emergency Services recently...

Roof bolting rig

Part of mine roof swings down and hospitalises worker

Ceiling support infrastructure became loose and severely injured a resources employee. A mine worker was recently rushed to the emergency department with two broken ribs and a lacerated lung due to a...

Collapsed boom damages truck

Catastrophic failure extensively damages truck

An aerial lift machinery accident severely damaged a heavy vehicle in North Queensland. Authorities recently investigated how a mobile concrete placing boom suddenly collapsed onto a truck cabin...

Water truck spotter

Water truck strikes and pins helpful worker

A heavy vehicle collided with and squeezed a colleague who tried to help the driver navigate through a work site. A concrete batching plant worker learnt the hard way not to stand in the path of...

AMSJ April 2022