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Mine workers tipped out of work basket

According to the Western Australian mining safety regulator, a significant high potential occurred where mine workers were tipped out of a work basket used with an integrated tool carrier. The...

WA incidents

Reversing the leading vehicle activity of WA incidents

A Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) report has found that reversing is the primary vehicle activity that accounts for the largest number of collisions in...

DMP releases report on Nifty bogger fatality

The Department of Mines and Petroleum has released a Significant Incident Report regarding the death of a bogger at Nifty Copper Mine. The report has revealed the load-haul-dump (LHD or bogger)...

FIFO Workers

Research reveals shocking rates of FIFO depression

Fly-in fly-out workers are suffering from depression at more than twice the rate of the general Australian population, according to research from Edith Cowan University. Researchers surveyed 629...

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...

More Drug Raids at Western Australian Mine Sites

More drug raids have been conducted by police at mine sites in Western Australia as part of Operation Redwater. The latest raids were conducted Wednesday and yesterday at BHP and Rio Tinto -owned...

Nominations sought for WA Golden Gecko Awards

Environmental project leaders are being encouraged to nominate for the 2014 Golden Gecko Awards – but be quick as entries close 18 April. The awards recognise innovation in environmental...