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New State Mining Engineer of Western Australia Announced

Andrew Chaplyn has been appointed Western Australia’s 11th State Mining Engineer. Mr Chaplyn, who is also Mines Safety Director at the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP), will take over the role...

Safety Saves Perth For The Fourth Time

[hr]Safety returns to Western Australia in 2014! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from the leading experts in workplace safety, at Safety in Action Perth, June 11 and 12 at Perth Convention...

Appeal into WA mine death acquittal

WA’s Department of Mines and Petroleum won its appeal against mining contractor HWE Mining Pty Ltd in Perth’s Supreme Court last Friday. The court ordered a retrial after upholding the...

Christmas Creek mine put on notice over fatality

The Department of Mines and Petroleum today issued special directions ensuring that the Fortescue Metals Group tightens safety procedures following yesterday’s fatal incident at the Christmas Creek...

$238,000 fine over Pilbara mine death

BHP Billiton and HWE Newman Services (HWE) were collectively handed a total of $238,000 in fines at Perth Magistrate’s Court on 24 October, in relation to the death of a Pilbara mining worker nearly...

How the west was won

In his role as Safety Executive Director at Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) Resources Safety, Simon Ridge is the man at the helm of a program to reform and develop safety...

AMSJ April 2022