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Death At Paraburdoo Mine

28-year-old Daniel Patterson was fatally injured when the Haulpak he was driving left the road at Rio Tinto’s Channar mine in Paraburdoo. The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is...

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Pike River families want their loved ones back

Years after the Pike River mines disaster, the families of Pike River miners have petitioned the new New Zealand Prime Minister to recover the bodies of their loved ones. Their spokesperson said...

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Two injured after another Austar coalburst

Austar Coal Mine has experienced another dangerous coalburst which injured two workers in August, according to a NSW Department of Industry report. A similar incident occurred at the mine in 2014...

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Fatality-free year for QLD mining and quarry industries

The Queensland metalliferous mining, quarrying and coal mining industries experienced a fatality-free year in 2015-16, according to the Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health’s annual performance...

Company fined $110,000 after fatal crushing

A company has been fined $110,000 in Perth Magistrates Court in relation to an incident which fatally crushed a worker. X O W Nominees Pty Ltd, which trades as Rod Mitchell’s Transport and...

Contractor killed at CQ mine

A 55-year-old man was fatally injured at Glencore’s Newlands coal mine, near Glenden, on Tuesday morning. The contractor was conducting maintenance work at the site’s coal handling and...

Safety conference kicks off with strong message

Hundreds of delegates have gathered on the Gold Coast today as the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference 2016 kicks off. Straight from the get-go, the theme of the event has been...

Mining company pleads guilty over mine deaths

Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT) has pleaded guilty in Burnie Magistrates Court after the deaths of two underground workers at Mt Lyell in December 2013. Craig Nigel Gleeson, 45, and Alistair Michael...

DMP releases report after fatal gantry collapse

The Department of Mines and Petroleum have released a report into the death of a boilermaker at a Western Australian gold mine. The worker, in his 60s, was killed on July 26 at the Central Norseman...