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Mine safety is a broad term referring to the practice of controlling and managing a wide range of hazards associated with the life cycle of mining-related activities. Mine safety practice involves the implementation of recognised hazard controls and/or reduction of risks associated with mining activities to legally, socially and morally acceptable levels.

Australasian Mine Safety Journal provides the latest information, news, research, case studies on the various aspects of mine safety including:

Mines Rescue

Mine Safety research


Personal protective equipment

Safety training and education

Risk Management

Safety and the environment


Dragline boom incident

Dragline Boom Point Sheaves Fall to Ground

Queensland Coal Inspectorate has issued a safety alert following a major structural failure of the boom point sheaves on a BE1370 dragline, which allowed the sheave assembly to fall from the boom...

dozer Near miss

Near miss between dozer and haul truck

The NSW Resources Regulator has issued an alert following a haul truck and a dozer near-miss at an open cut coal mine. According to the report, a dozer operator communicated with a haul truck...

worker serious injury

Worker traps leg between two steel beams

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident that occurred at an underground coal mine. According to the report, a worker sustained a broken tibia when his leg was trapped between two steel...

Donald Rabbitt

Coronado faces charges over Donald Rabbit’s death

Coronado Global Resources’ Curragh mine in the Emerald Magistrates Court, Queensland has been charged over the death of Thiess employee Donald Rabbitt on January 12 2020. Mr Rabbitt,  33 years...

haul truck collided with the lift arm

Haul truck collided with loader

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident at an open cut coal mine that the tray of a haul truck collided with the lift arm and handrail of a front-end loader, putting the loader operator...

serious injury

Worker seriously injured at underground coal mine

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a worker has seriously injured at an underground coal mine. A worker sustained a punctured lung when he was struck in the chest by a poly pipe. While moving a...

WA prepare Tropical Cyclone Seroja is tracking parallel to the coast and will likely impact sections of the Pilbara and Midwest-Gascoyne regions over the coming week.

WA prepare for Tropical Cyclone Seroja

Western Australia is expecting intense wind, rain and possible flash flooding forecast for the west coast from Onslow to Perth this weekend and Monday. The first impacts to WA are expected on...

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