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Mining giant accused of inflicting brain damage

A multinational resources company was sued for allegedly damaging a vital human organ in northwest Queensland. Glencore is defending Brisbane ­Supreme Court allegations that a toddler developed brain...

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Workers exposed to lead and mercury at NSW mine

Workers may have been exposed to hazardous chemicals such as lead and mercury while extracting gold at the Manuka Silver Mine, south of Cobar, NSW. The NSW Mine Safety Investigation Unit reported...

Smoke from burning rock at McArthur Mine angers locals

A pile of burning waste rock at Glencore’s McArthur River Mine is sending plumes of smoke into the air, angering nearby communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria area of the Northern Territory...

Safe Work Australia to review safe blood lead levels

Safe Work Australia is currently reviewing workplace blood lead removal levels, i.e. the levels at which a worker must be removed from lead risk work, and the associated workplace exposure standard...

AMSJ April 2022