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Fatigue Causes More Accidents Than Alcohol

Studies have shown fatigue reduces reaction times, attention spans and causes more accidents than alcohol. With that sobering thought in mind a new program is looking at how NSW mines are managing...

Safety Auditors Laughed At By Roy Hill Workers

Safety inspectors were laughed at by Roy Hill mine project workers after raising safety concerns during an audit, according to documents from the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP). The audit...

18 Miners Trapped in Latest Turkey Coal Mine Disaster

Turkey is in the news again for all the wrong reasons – eighteen miners are trapped 300 metres below the surface at the Has Sekerler coal mine, near Ermenek, after a burst pipe flooded the mine...

Crash on WA’s Goldfields leaves four dead

A devastating crash between a car and a bus carrying mine workers in Western Australia’s Goldfields has resulted in the death of a mother, her two small children and her baby boy. According to...

Beaconsfield mine rescuers honoured with bravery awards

National Bravery Awards will be given to four miners who used low intensity explosives to reach their trapped co-workers during the 2006 Beaconsfield mine rescue in Tasmania.  The work of Scott...

AMSJ April 2022