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Rock Fall

Rock fall hits employee during ground support activity

Plan of Incident Location Worksafe Victoria is issuing a reminder about the importance of managing the risks associated with rock falls whilst developing headings in underground mines. An employee...

Shearer used to tow AFC chain results in leg injuries

An incident investigation report has been released by the NSW Mine Safety Regulator following the failure of a RUD link being used in a towing set up to tow an AFC Chain with a longwall shearer. The...

Seismic Response Plan initiated at Kanowna Belle

A Seismic Response Action Plan has been initiated at a Western Australian Underground Gold mine following an earth quake near Kalgoorlie Boulder. A 3.3 Magnitude earthquake struck an area at a depth...

Rescue teams search for Tasmania Mineworker missing at Henty Gold mine

Mine worker missing at Henty Gold mine

Police, mine safety officials and mine search and rescue are currently on the scene in Tasmania’s northwest where a mine worker has gone missing following a fall of ground ( mine accident) in...

rock bolts falls through mesh

Rock bolt falls through ventilation shaft

Worksafe Victoria has issued a mine safety alert over a failed rock bolt section fell on to a working platform. The incident has highlighted issued of dropped object protection in underground mines...

Arccing from continuous miner cable

Continuous miner cable arcing

The NSW Regulator has drawn attention to potential arcing issues with continuous miner cables after an arc incident. According to the regulator, a damaged continuous miner cable arced when a worker...

shuttle car strikes mineworker in US mine

Mine worker struck and killed by shuttle car

The US Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) have reported a fatality where a mineworker was struck and killed by a shuttle car in an underground mine roadway. MSHA said that on Monday...

runaway vehicle

Underground worker pinned by runaway vehicle

The NSW Resources Regulator has confirmed that thirty incidents occurred at mines across the state. One incident this week occurred where a mine worker was injured while trying to stop a runaway...