AMSJ » mining incident

Tag - mining incident

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.

Anglo American Coal Mine Explosion

Anglo American Grosvenor Mine Explosion

A mine explosion at Anglo American Grosvenor mine near Moranbah in Queensland Australia occurred on the 6th May 2020. We have prepared a range of information and Frequently Asked Questions in...

Moranbah North Underground Mine

Union slams Anglo over gas Moranbah North gas incident

The CFMEU has slammed Anglo American over another high potential gas related incident that occurred at the Anglo American Moranbah North mine this morning. According to reports, the Moranbah North...

rib fall at a US Kentucky mine kills miner

Miners receive serious injuries in rib fall

Two underground mineworkers at a US-based Arch Coal operation received serious injuries following a rib fall at a West Virginian mine last Tuesday. Officials say that the mineworkers received serious...

rock bolts falls through mesh

Rock bolt falls through ventilation shaft

Worksafe Victoria has issued a mine safety alert over a failed rock bolt section fell on to a working platform. The incident has highlighted issued of dropped object protection in underground mines...

Drone inspects stope

Eight arrested in China stope incident

A stope incident in China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has resulted in eight people arrested. Xinhua News reported “Eight people held accountable for a deadly mining incident in...

Lifting incident involving a loader axle assembly for a mine loader

Lifting Incident | Loader Axle

A recent lifting incident involving a loader axle assembly has highlighted the requirement for the effective assessment of lifting methods during maintenance operations. According to the Minex NZ...

diggers falls off bench

Digger falls off bench at Caval Ridge

Digger falls off bench. We have received an unconfirmed report that a BMA Caterpillar digger fell off a 6 metre bench at BMA’s Caval Ridge mine 17 km south of Moranbah. The incident reportedly...

grader operator safety

Grader operator suffers serious head injuries

A recent Australian mining incident has hi-lighted grader operator safety issues. A worker suffered serious head injuries when the grader she was operating made contact with a pressurised dewatering...