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Highwall fall

Worker plunges to death from highwall

A mining contractor suffered a fatal fall from the top of unexcavated overburden. An equipment operator recently plunged to his death from the top of a highwall at an undisclosed mine site...

Buried excavator

Equipment slides and fatally buries worker

An underground mine employee passed away after machinery slipped and became covered in a chemical mixture. An excavator recently slid over an elevated loading pad and was engulfed in lime dust. The...

Around The World

Around the world

1 CHINA An explosion at a coal mine in China’s south-west killed 28 miners in May. Local media reported that 81 miners were rescued and 18 were taken to hospital after the blast at the Taozigou Mine...

160 men were involved in the rescue of Charlie Varischetti

A great survival | The story of Charlie Varischetti

One of the most remarkable rescues and survival stories in Australian history involved 160 miners, a great train dash, underwater divers and Herbert Hoover, who was to become president of the United...

AMSJ April 2022