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Water blaster gun

Exploding tool sends worker to emergency room

An employee became hospitalised after hired equipment detonated during use. An operator required urgent medical attention after his trailerised water blaster exploded. The force was so great he lost...

Pike River Mine recovery

Authority abandons mine blast victim recovery

A federal agency gave up on removing remains of dozens of workers who died in an underground mining explosion. The Pike River Recovery Agency was officially disbanded on 31 March 2022, and the New...

Dump truck runs over ute

Dump truck driver runs over ute blocking his way

A maintenance worker learnt the hard way not to park in a way that obstructs heavy vehicles from moving freely. A mobile mechanic recently thought it was a good idea to park his utility truck in...

Excavator INCIDENT

Excavator rollover incidents

INCIDENT 2 WorkSafe New Zealand has published a safety alert that highlights the serious health and safety risks involved when operating excavators. In the last 18 months, there were five excavator...

New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners

New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners members appointed

Six highly experienced extractives industry practitioners have been appointed for three year terms to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners. The six are returning members Michelle Crompton...

trailer ramp failure results in fatal injuries for worker

Fatal injuries from falling trailer ramp

A worker has died from fatal injuries sustained from a falling trailer ramp on a low loader trailer at a construction depot in Te Kuiti New Zealand. The 43-year-old father of two was reportedly...

remote operated rig clarks mining services

Pike River mine continues prep for re-entry

The Pike River Recovery Agency (PRRA) is continuing preparation for re-entry to the mine in early May to recover the drift. 29 miners are believed to have died on or around 19th November 2010...

AMSJ April 2022