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Fight at mine site

Fight at West Australian mine ends in death

A fight at a Western Australian Lithium mine following a pre-start meeting has ended in a one worker dead and another in Police custody. Homicide Police have commenced an investigation into the...

bhp runaway train

BHP runaway train travels 92 km before derailed

A runaway train in the Pilbara travelled more than 92 kilometres before being derailed by the BHP, causing a shut down of rail operations in Western Australia. In a statement, BHP said the derailment...

dehydration

Incident Report into mining dehydration death, 2017

Earlier in 2018 we reported on a DMIRS investigation into the death of a field technician in the Pilbara due to dehydration. As summer approaches quickly, we’d be well reminded that dehydration...

Company fined $110,000 after fatal crushing

A company has been fined $110,000 in Perth Magistrates Court in relation to an incident which fatally crushed a worker. X O W Nominees Pty Ltd, which trades as Rod Mitchell’s Transport and...

DMP releases report into first fatality of 2016

The Department of Mines and Petroleum have released a significant incident report into the death of a 32-year-old worker at a Rio Tinto mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Lee Buzzard...

Four injured in Rio Tinto rollover

Four workers work injured in a light vehicle rollover at Rio Tinto’s Greater Paraburdoo mine on Saturday morning. The incident comes just a week after the death of 32-year-old Lee Buzzard, who...

Worker killed at Pilbara mine

A 32-year-old worker has been killed at a Rio Tinto mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The Department of Mines and Petroleum confirmed the maintenance worker died at the Channar iron...