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Mining safety is a broad term referring to the practice of controlling and managing a wide range of hazards associated with the life cycle of mining-related activities. Mining safety practice involves the implementation of recognised hazard controls and/or reduction of risks associated with mining activities to legally, socially and morally acceptable levels.

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air isolation failure

Failure to isolate compressed air

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported an incident that occurred at an open cut coal mine. According to the report, during the commissioning of a new water line, the end cap was being undone in...

mineworker fall from height

Worker seriously injured after falling from roof

WorkSafe Queensland has released a safety alert regarding a worker who suffered serious injuries when he fell approximately six metres through a roof after walking on an old skylight panel that had...

A service truck overturned

A service truck overturned at open cut coal mine

The NSW Resources Regulator has reported a truck incident that occurred at an open cut coal mine. A service truck overturned when the operator lost control of the vehicle while descending a ramp. The...

drone registeration

A safer battery to power drones in underground mines

David Wetz, an electrical engineering professor at The University of Texas is helping develop a safer battery to power drones used to inspect hazards at the mine sites. Dr. Wetz and the whole team...

RCT innovation solution

RCT delivers innovative solution for Barminco

Barminco and its division African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) have a long-standing partnership with RCT to deliver innovative solutions to overcome challenges in their mining operations. RCT...