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Offences under the NSW Mining Act result in big fines

On 23 October 2019, Mudgee Stone Co Pty Ltd and its company director Mr Robert Murdoch were convicted and fined in Downing Centre Local Court (Sydney) and ordered to pay costs totalling $340,000 for...

mineworker's thumb was lacerated by a grouting pump

Mineworker’s thumb lacerated in grouting pump

A mineworker’s thumb has been lacerated by a grouting pump during grouting works at an underground mine. The NSW Regulator reported that an underground mine worker was grouting 8-metre cable...

haul truck destroyed by fire at NSW mine

Fire destroys haul truck

Another plant fire has destroyed a haul truck at an open cut coal mine. Plant and equipment fires at mines across Australia is a concerning trend with a regulator urging mining maintainers to...

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Health and safety message to be delivered in roadshow

The NSW mining regulator is taking the health and safety message on the road, visiting 15 key centres across NSW. The NSW Resources Regulator is responsible for regulating health and safety at mines...

The NSW resources regulator will blitz dust levels at mines across the state

Resources regulator to blitz mines for dust control

The NSW Resources Regulator is preparing a major blitz on quarries across the state to minimise the effects of dust exposures. Resources Regulator Chief Inspector of Mines Garvin Burns said quarries...

excavator fire at a nSW coal mine highlights needs for effective fire suppression

Excavator fire at open-cut coal mine

An excavator fire at an open cut coal mine was extinguished using an onboard fire suppression system and additional support from a water cart. The NSW Resources Regulator has confirmed the incident...

collision mining truck

Whitehaven Maules Creek ‘mauling’ by regulator

The Whitehaven Maules Creek mine has come under fire over its management of light vehicles and collision avoidance after a dozer reversed over an unoccupied light vehicle this past week. Inspectors...

defective breathing Apparatus recall at NSW mine

Defective breathing apparatus

The NSW Resources Regulator has it advised that it is working with mines and a supplier of breathing apparatus after a number of defective units were identified at a South Coast coal mine. The...

jobs at mine safety regulator

Jobs at Mine Safety Regulator

Work for the Mine Safety Regulator The NSW Mine Safety Regulator (Resources Regulator) currently has the following vacancies advertised on the ‘I work for NSW’ jobs board. Please click on...