Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Australasia's Leading Journal in Mining Safety

  • Drones in mining | An Australian Innovator is leading the way

    Drones in mining | An Australian Innovator is leading the way

    Andrew Harrison is one impressive young man that’s changing the way we use drones in mining. In the past few years he’s not only designed, but built and commercialised his own drone technology...

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  • New tech solution to help mitigate risks | Modern Slavery Act

    New tech solution to help mitigate risks | Modern Slavery Act

    SPONSORED: Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today launched NRF Transform | Risk Sonar, a secure and cost-effective solution that helps organisations identify risk in their supply chains, with...

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  • EWP Incident | Operator loses consciousness when head becomes trapped

    EWP Incident | Operator loses consciousness when head becomes trapped

    The DMIRS WA has release detailed of a serious EWP incident where an operator lost consciousness when his head become trapped under a stacker 27m above ground level. The DMIS stated that in July...

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  • Heat under your feet identifies groundwater flow

    Heat under your feet identifies groundwater flow

    Groundwater flow from aquifers to rivers, lakes and the ocean affects the productivity and diversity of aquatic ecosystems – but accurately measuring water movement below the soil is difficult for...

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  • Peabody under investigation in relation to mine fire at North Goonyella

    Peabody under investigation in relation to mine fire at North Goonyella

    The Queensland Government have confirmed that an investigation is underway in respect of the North Goonyella mine fire. The Department of Natural Resources, Mines & Energy Regulators will examine...

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  • Thermography in Mining

    Thermography in Mining

    Jeff Erichson from the Australian Professional Thermography Association shares his thoughts on his journey and the development of thermography in mining. Thermography (Thermal Imaging) is now an...

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  • Capability of underground mine vehicle proximity detection systems

    Capability of underground mine vehicle proximity detection systems

    Every employee, no matter what industry, deserves to work in a safe environment, the health and safety of every mine worker is of the utmost importance. Safety systems are designed to ensure that...

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  • Schneider Electric brings operation and maintenance functions into the future

    Schneider Electric brings operation and maintenance functions into the future

    SPONSORED An innovative augmented reality  (AR) solution reality solution can help technicians and operators solve problems fast and reduce risks. Schneider Electric, the global specialist in...

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  • Grader operator suffers serious head injuries

    Grader operator suffers serious head injuries

    A recent Australian mining incident has hi-lighted grader operator safety issues. A worker suffered serious head injuries when the grader she was operating made contact with a pressurised...

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  • Rio’s finds links between mining and rocket science

    Rio’s finds links between mining and rocket science

    Read more Mining Safety News

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  • BHP opens up about cause of the runaway train

    BHP opens up about cause of the runaway train

    This afternoon, BHP’s Edgar Basto (President of Iron Ore Assets) provided further detail on what CEO Andrew Mackenzie alluded to last week,  that the BHP runaway train resulted from “multiple...

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  • Underground miner dies in Newmont Mining operation

    Underground miner dies in Newmont Mining operation

    A USA based underground miner has died on November 11th at Newmont Mining’s Pete Bajo Gold mine when a loader rolled over him according to a preliminary statement from the Mine Safety and Health...

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  • Anti-tamper tag prevents fire suppression discharge

    Anti-tamper tag prevents fire suppression discharge

    A coal mine worker was unable to use a manual fire suppression activation unit because of the improper fitment of an anti-tamper tag. The Queensland Mines Inspectorate said in an alert that “an...

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  • Truck and dozer collided at tip head

    Truck and dozer collided at tip head

    In a another mining incident reported this week, a dump truck and a dozer collided at a dump tip head in an open cut coal mine. The dozer was on the off driver’s side of the truck. The dozer’s...

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  • 7.3 metre fall from height during construction

    7.3 metre fall from height during construction

    A worker at a quarry in NSW had a lucky escape when he fell from an access platform that was being constructed. According to reports, the worker was not wearing fall protection at the time of the...

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  • New mining cap lamp technology breaking ground

    New mining cap lamp technology breaking ground

    SPONSORED: The MineARC SiriUS Cap Lamp – Breaking Ground in Mining Cap Lamp Technology A Cap Lamp is a vital piece of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in underground mining. Used in...

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  • How new technology and AI can control rising maintenance costs

    How new technology and AI can control rising maintenance costs

    By Rob Stummer, Managing Director, IFS Australia and New Zealand Activity in Australia’s mining sector is accelerating, auguring well for exports and the broader economy, according to economic...

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  • Up to three years in prison for mine safety breaches

    Up to three years in prison for mine safety breaches

    The Queensland Government has recently increased maximum penalties for court-based prosecutions of up to $3.9 million for mining corporations and $783,300 or 3 years imprisonment for individuals...

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  • Water tank failure at mine site is a warning for industry

    Water tank failure at mine site is a warning for industry

    A recent investigation report released by the DMP Western Australia has sent a warning to industry about the structural integrity of water tanks. A water tank failure resulted in a high potential...

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  • Is safety an important function or a cosmetic feature?

    Is safety an important function or a cosmetic feature?

    Our Guest author Goran Prvulovic MOccHlth&Safety – from RiskWise Solutions gives us some insights on the challenges of safety, particularly those challenges faced by the HSE professionals in...

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