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Read the latest archived information on mining incidents from Australia and internationally. Australasian Mine Safety Journal provides coverage and technical information on mining incidents.

A mining incident is the instance of a happening, an event or occurrence involving safety or environment at a mine site. An incident may include property damage, personnel damage including injury/fatality or environmental damage.

Mining incidents are typically recorded and investigated to prevent a recurrence.

roof fall incident at underground coal mine

Roof fall incident at underground coal mine

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a roof fall incident at an underground coal mine. According to the report, a roof fall, approximately six metres long, measuring the full width of the drive...

drilling incident

Driller enters charged shot area

A dangerous incident at an open cut coal mine has been reported to the NSW Resources Regulator. A drill rig trammed to a demarcated shot hole to re-drill it.  The drill operator accessed the...

man basket incident

Incident | Man basket drops to the ground

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident that occurred at an underground metals mine. Two electricians were in a man basket, attached to the extended boom of a telehandler, while the...

Anglo American Grosvenor Mine

Mine re-entry process commences at Grosvenor

Today (22 April 2021) a team from Grosvenor Mine commenced a re-entry process to the underground workings of the mine, following approval from Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ). CEO of...

Excavator INCIDENT

Excavator rollover incidents

INCIDENT 2 WorkSafe New Zealand has published a safety alert that highlights the serious health and safety risks involved when operating excavators. In the last 18 months, there were five excavator...

gold field south deep gold mine

Miner killed in accident at Gold Fields South Deep

Gold Fields announced on Tuesday (13 April 2021) that an employee at its South Deep gold mine in South Africa lost his life in a mining incident. Shaft timberman Vumile Mgcine, aged 46, succumbed...

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...

A dozer tipped over incident while levelling windrow

Dozer rolls over while levelling a windrow

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a dozer rollover incident occurred at an open cut coal mine. According to the report, a dozer tipped on its side while in the process of levelling a windrow...

AMSJ April 2022