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Consistent DMP environmental compliance in WA

Compliance activities carried out by Department of Mines and Petroleum environment officers have shown consistent levels of environmental compliance by Western Australian mining operators. The number...

Study to identify hazards in WA mining industry

A new State Government study of serious mining injuries is expected to highlight potential key indicators to preventing fatalities in the resources industry. Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion...

miner transported by ambulance after rockfall

WA miner injured after “horseplay” on site

The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum have issued a Significant Incident Report after a miner was injured as a result of “horseplay”. The incident occurred when a...

Mine Worker Walks Away After Six Metre Fall Incident

A Significant Incident Report has been issued after a worker at a WA mine lost his balance on a mobile screening plant and fell over six metres to the ground. The incident happened after a supervisor...

Dozer Belly Plate Fell On Woodie Woodie Mine Worker

The worker who died near  Woodie Woodie mine in WA on Tuesday was killed while attempting to remove a belly plate from a dozer, according to the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP). DMP...

Poly Pipe Causes Compound Leg Fracture

Poly Pipe Causes Compound Leg Fracture

Resources Safety has issued an incident report regarding an accident on a WA mine site that resulted in a worker sustaining a compound leg fracture while unloading rolls of poly pipe. Two freight...

Unions Criticise Industry for Denying FIFO Suicide Link

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union secretary Steve McCartney has criticised WA’s Chamber of Mines and Energy for denying that a link exists between the FIFO lifestyle and an increased...

AMSJ April 2022