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Serious inrush incident in NSW

An investigation report has been published for a serious inrush incident that occurred at Cadia East mine in central NSW. The inrush resulted from a build-up of water and cuttings in a blocked...

Call for Safety Board Nominations

Nominations are being sought from suitably qualified people to become independent members of the NSW Mining Competence Board. If you have expertise in the development of competence standards and...

Safety Act passed in NSW

The NSW Parliament has passed the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Act 2013 .The Act was assented on 1 July 2013 but will not commence until the making of the supporting Work Health and Safety (Mines)...

NSW mine evacuated after fire in cable splice

An underground mine in New South Wales mine was evacuated last week after a fault occurred involving the three-phase and ground on the 33kV overhead line on the mine surface. While the initial fault...

Self-contained rescuer catches fire underground

In what can only be described as ironic, concerns have been raised over the safety of self-contained rescuers after one such device combusted at a Hunter Valley underground coal mine. NSW Mine Safety...

Roof fall at NSW underground coal mine

The NSW Government’s mine safety arm is urging all underground mine operators to urgently review their strata management plans after a roof fall occurred at an underground coal mine in the state. No...

AMSJ Nov 2021