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Dump truck runs over ute

Dump truck driver runs over ute blocking his way

A maintenance worker learnt the hard way not to park in a way that obstructs heavy vehicles from moving freely. A mobile mechanic recently thought it was a good idea to park his utility truck in...

Worker walks behind operating loader

Worker walks behind operating loader

MinEX NZ has released a safety alert regarding a worker who walked behind the operating loader. According to the safety alert, a loader completed loading a truck with gravel, after which, the truck...

New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners

New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners members appointed

Six highly experienced extractives industry practitioners have been appointed for three year terms to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners. The six are returning members Michelle Crompton...

Taking care of business tragedy at Pike River

On Friday 19 November 2010, a methane explosion caused a tragedy at New Zealand’s Pike River Coal Mine resulting in the deaths of 29 workers. Dr Carlos Sorentino examines what role poor corporate...

trailer ramp failure results in fatal injuries for worker

Fatal injuries from falling trailer ramp

A worker has died from fatal injuries sustained from a falling trailer ramp on a low loader trailer at a construction depot in Te Kuiti New Zealand. The 43-year-old father of two was reportedly...

procedures for safely removing PPE like safety glasses, goggles, coveralls, respirators

Procedures and sequence for safely removing PPE

Incorrect procedures for donning or doffing personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety glasses/goggles, respirators, coveralls and safety gloves can cause exposure to hazardous materials...

procedures for safely removing PPE like safety glasses, goggles, coveralls, respirators

The Why and How of Critical Risk Management

Critical Risks focus on the prevention of serious injuries and fatalities and in some cases can include other unwanted material events (UME’s) relating to significant financial loss or business...

AMSJ April 2022