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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.

blasting incident

Dangerous blasting incident at open cut coal mine

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a dangerous blasting incident at an open cut coal mine. According to the report, when blasting overburden, fly rock has been ejected beyond the exclusion zone...

red dog mine accident

Worker dead in drilling incident at Red Dog mine

According to mine operator Teck Alaska Inc., a 47-year-old worker died Saturday (16th Jan) at the Red Dog copper and zinc mine, which located about 80 miles north of Kotzebue, northwest Alaska. No...

Maintainer stuck under cab

Contract maintainer pinned under a cab

The NSW Resources Regulator has published advice for miners following a contract maintainer being pinned under a cab at a Limestone mine near Tamworth in NSW (See the original report here). The...

miner transported by ambulance after rockfall

Man injured in rockfall incident

A man has been injured in the early hours of this morning in a reported rockfall incident at a Queensland mining operation. Queensland Ambulance services reportedly attended a mine site on the...

Paige Counsel

The face of WA’s latest mine accident

25-year-old Paige Counsell has been named as the third fatality in Western Australian mines this year. Paige died after being struck by plant at the Westgold Resources Big Bell Underground mine last...

Queensland coal mining board of inquiry

Board of inquiry report update

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the first part of a Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry report into a number of safety incidents on mine sites over the past 18 months...

the shearer transporter jackknifed

Inexperience and speed cause of jack-knife

The NSW Resources Regulator has published an incident regarding a loaded shearer transporter that jack-knifed in an underground coal mine. An operator was using a heavy lift loader to move a loaded...

springvale underground coal mine

Springvale coal enforceable undertaking valued at $540K

Springvale Coal has had an enforceable undertaking approved with the NSW Mine Safety Regulator that will total more than $540K worth of mine safety improvements plus a range of community initiatives...

Manuka Resources encountered a severe storm

Manuka Resources encountered a severe storm

Manuka Resources Limited (“Manuka” or the “Company”) advises that at 4.20 pm Saturday 5th December 2020, at Wonawinta Site, it encountered a severe, localised weather event with exceptionally strong...