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Heat stress the cause of WA miner death

The death of a WA miner, Adam Perttula in November 2015 was linked to heat stress, according to prosecution and a significant incident report released by the Department of Mines and Petroleum. The 28...

beaconsfield mine rescue was a defining moment for australia

Beaconsfield miners rescued | Time marches on

Brant Webb and Todd Russell stepped outside of the Beaconsfield mine and clocked off after two weeks trapped underground. The Beaconsfield mines rescue is a defining moment in mining safety in...

A former coal mine worker is suing Anglo

CQ miner seeks $2.5m after horrific crash

A Central Queensland mine worker is suing three companies for $2.5 million after receiving brain damage in a car crash. Norwich Park machine operator Harold Kerle was driving home to Monto from a...

Methane explosion at Russian mine kills 36

The death toll from an explosion which ripped through the Severnaya mine in Arctic Russia has reached 36. The incident, which occurred on Thursday, has been described as the worst mining disaster in...

department of mines and petroleum charged Pilbara Iron Company following a workers death

Rio Tinto fined $70,000 over Pilbara fatality

A Rio Tinto subsidiary has been fined $70,000 after a fatality in 2011 in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Department of Mines and Petroleum charged Pilbara Iron Company following the death...

Worker injured at Boggabri coal mine

A worker has been injured at the Boggabri coal mine this morning, after being trapped in his vehicle following an interaction with a dozer on the site. A Boggabri Coal operator Idemitsu spokesperson...

Mine worker killed at WA copper mine

A mine worker has been killed after an incident at Aditya Birla’s Nifty copper mine on Monday afternoon. The 46-year-old contractor died while transporting rock and ore at a copper mine in...

Miners racking up Australia’s highest medical bills

WHEN it comes to workplace injury, Australia’s mining sector incurs the highest treatment cost per worker, with the longest average treatment duration, according to the latest report from...