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Read more information about the latest mining accidents in our mining accident archives. Australasian Mine Safety Journal provides the latest in-depth information on mining accidents and incidents in Australia and across the globe.

Mining Accident

serious injury of a worker at Appin North Mine

Prosecution proceedings commence against Appin Colliery

The NSW Resources Regulator (the Regulator) has commenced prosecution proceedings against Endeavour Coal Pty Ltd (ECPL), the operator of Appin Colliery, an underground coal mine in the Illawarra...

21 miners trapped in flooded coal mine in china

Twenty-one miners trapped in flooded coal mine in China

Xinhua news has reported that eight miners have been rescued and twenty-one remain trapped in a flooded coal mine in Xinjiang, China. The accident occurred at 6:10 p.m. local time on Saturday (10th...

worker injured at Open cut coal mine

Fitter receives severe injury at open-cut coal mine

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident where a mine fitter received severe injuries at an open cut coal mine. According to the report, a maintenance fitter received a severe laceration...

Equipment Collision

Equipment collision at surface mine

The Queensland Coal Mine Inspector has reported an equipment collision occurred at an open cut coal mine. According to the report, during loading operations, a large excavator has swung around and...

Falls from walkways and platforms

Falls from walkways and platforms

The Queensland Coal Mines Inspector safety bulletin has released two incidents regarding coal mine workers (CMW) have fallen through a mesh walkway and a mesh platform. In both incidents the coal...

haul truck collision with grader

Positive communication failures result in collisions

A haul truck collision with grader at an open cut coal mine has been reported by the NSW Resources Regulator. According to the report, while working on a haul road, a grader operator performed a u...

Quarterly Safety Report released for October to December 2020

NSW Safety Report | October to December 2020

The NSW Quarterly Safety Report for October to December 2020 has been released to assist the industry to improve safety management systems and undertake risk assessments at their sites. The report...


Fire on RC drill rig from compressed air system

Queensland Mineral Mines & Quarries Inspectorate has released a safety alert regarding a fire incident that occurred on an RC drill rig from the compressed air system. On 3rd February 2021, a...

Supervision an issue in SA chopper crash

Mine helicopter crash in South Australia

A lack of supervision has been identified as an issue in a helicopter crash in South Australia’s north where a pilot died while stringing lines between power poles. The Australian Transport...

AMSJ April 2022