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backfilling stopes

Floor slump on stope | Incident report

The NSW Resources Regulator has released a report regarding to floor slump on stope in an underground metals mine. A Jumbo operator and a nipper were working on a stope that had previously been rock...

Emergency refuge chamber

Strata launches new emergency refuge chamber

Strata Worldwide has announced the global launch of its next generation emergency refuge chamber; the Strata ERCX. The Strata ERCX is a steel-sided, walk-in refuge chamber for use in underground...

Underground worker crushed in IT work basket

A worker received serious head injuries after being crushed between an integrated tool carrier (IT) work basket and the roof of excavation. Two servicemen were in the work basket removing pipe...