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Tropical cyclone

Tropical cyclone to bear down on mining region

Mining communities in Pilbara region of Western Australia are preparing for the first tropical cyclone of the year Tropical cyclone Damien is likely to bear down on the Western Australian coast...

Lightning strikes and lightning safety at mines

Crane operator struck by lightning

A crane operator has been struck by lightning at work near the Brisbane port in the early hours of this morning. The incident has demonstrated the risks of operation of equipment in lightning storms...

cyclone gove

Tropical low intensifying may affect Gove operations

A tropical low is intensifying in the Northern Territory and it is expected to form into a cyclone by tomorrow morning. The low is moving in a westerly direction parallel to the coast and the effects...

natural disaster preparation is critical for mines

Forces of nature

Natural disaster preparation for mines In a land beset with floods, droughts, cyclones, bushfires and dust storms that can shut down a city, it’s vital for mine sites to be fore-warned and properly...

Mining and shipping operations suspended at port hedland

BHP Port Hedland on red alert

BHPs Port Hedland operations have been shut down as the ‘severe’ rated tropical cyclone Veronica bears down on the West Australian coast. The BOM advised moments ago that Tropical cyclone...