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Worker killed in rockfall at WA gold mine

A mine worker has been killed in an accident at the Harlequin gold mine near Norseman on the West Australian Goldfields. According to WA’s Department of Mines and Petroleum the 59 year old man...

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...

Another death at Pilbara’s Christmas Creek mine site

A 23 year old mine worker died last night at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek iron ore mine in WA’s Pilbara from injuries he received in an accident at the heavy vehicle workshop. Another man...

WA mine penalties up for review: have your say

A review of the WA mine penalties and mining and petroleum legislation has been released for feedback. The Department of Mines and Petroleum engaged Marsden Jacob Associates in October 2013 to...

AMSJ April 2022