Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Australasia's Leading Journal in Mining Safety

  • ABB awarded $24m contract to support expansion of gold mine

    ABB awarded $24m contract to support expansion of gold mine

    ABB to provide mine hoist systems to increase production at Newmont’s Tanami gold mine in Northern Territory, Australia. Newmont has commissioned leading global technology company ABB to design,...

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  • Fall from excavator kills 37-year-old construction worker

    Fall from excavator kills 37-year-old construction worker

    The Northern Territory work safety regulator has confirmed that a 37-year-old worker has died at a construction site on the Tindal RAAF base in Katherine. The death occurred on the 29th July, and...

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  • Regulator’s relationship with Industry Safety & Health Reps broken

    Regulator’s relationship with Industry Safety & Health Reps broken

    A Queensland Industry Health & Safety Representative has told a Coal Mine Inquiry into the Grosvenor mine gas incident has spoken of a broken relationship with Queensland’s mine safety regulator...

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  • Safe Work Australia | Occupational lung diseases in Australia 2006-2019

    Safe Work Australia | Occupational lung diseases in Australia 2006-2019

    Safe Work Australia has today published a new report detailing Occupational lung diseases in Australia for the period between 2006-2019. The report provides an overview of occupational lung...

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  • Safety Mate: The NXG™ Safety Glove Range

    Safety Mate: The NXG™ Safety Glove Range

    Safety Mate is proud to introduce the NEXT GENERATION OF SAFETY GLOVES. They successfully brought the ATG range to Australia and now they have gone one better with NXG™. The NXG™ safety glove...

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  • Whitehaven’s Maules Creek commits to an enforceable undertaking

    Whitehaven’s Maules Creek operation has committed to spending over $800,000 in enforceable undertakings in relation to a collision between two trucks on a main haul road of the mine on 21 April...

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  • Pike River re-entry moves to unexplored areas of drift

    Pike River re-entry moves to unexplored areas of drift

    The Pike River mine re-entry will move to previously unexplored areas of the mine drift this week recovering a loader that was operated by one of the mine’s survivors. Re-entry efforts have...

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  • Scott Technology strengthens position in mining sector

    Scott Technology strengthens position in mining sector

    Automation and robotics solutions provider, Scott Technology, has been awarded a further multi-million dollar contract by Rio Tinto to provide and commission the equipment for a new sample...

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  • Emergency at Moura – What did we learn?

    Emergency at Moura – What did we learn?

    The Moura mine disaster of 1994 is a case study in the failure of organisational learning and emergency knowledge management, writes Judith Ann Chapman. Just before midnight on 7 August 1994, the...

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  • Sandvik staff embrace Industry 4.0 training

    Sandvik staff embrace Industry 4.0 training

    Sandvik employees have signed up for a vocational training course to boost their digital and networking skills to enhance safety across manufacturing and engineering. More than 20 Sandvik staff...

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  • MP angered over responses to mine safety

    MP angered over responses to mine safety

    Mining companies, contractors and the mines regulators have been put on notice by Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dale Last, following day two of the Ministerial Board of Inquiry...

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  • Standard on Tailings Management released

    Standard on Tailings Management released

    The release of a Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management will help support the safe management of tailings facilities around the world.  Australian companies actively contributed to the...

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  • New global industry standard on mine tailings aims for zero harm

    New global industry standard on mine tailings aims for zero harm

    The International Council on Mining and Minerals and the United Nations Environment Program today has launched global standards for the safe management of mine tailings. The historic agreement to...

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  • VAGO Rehabilitating Mines Audit

    VAGO Rehabilitating Mines Audit

    Earth Resources Regulation welcomes the tabling today of the Rehabilitating Mines Audit report from the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO). Earth Resources Regulation accepts the...

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  • Metso Outotec brings unique fasteners and wear monitoring technology

    Metso Outotec brings unique fasteners and wear monitoring technology

    Metso Outotec has closed the acquisition of the Australia-based fastener and wear monitoring technology provider Davies Wear Plate Systems, extending its wear lining portfolio and capabilities.  ...

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  • Mine safety regulator’s ineffective systems

    Mine safety regulator’s ineffective systems

    The Grosvenor Mine explosion has begun to unravel some interesting facts about the State of Queensland’s mining safety regulator. As I watched the inquiry unfold yesterday, I was truly shocked by...

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  • Anti fatigue mats for a healthier happier workforce

    Anti fatigue mats for a healthier happier workforce

    AMCO (company) can save you 70% on anti-slip mining install costs and reduce your anti-fatigue mat cleaning costs by 75% in all food hygiene, GMP and healthcare facilities. AMCO knows employees...

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  • Qld Coal Mine Inquiry | Lack of mine safety inspectors

    Qld Coal Mine Inquiry | Lack of mine safety inspectors

    The Board of Inquiry into Queensland Grosvenor mine gas explosion has heard from Chief Inspector Peter Newman that the number of coal mine safety inspectors was well below the full number of...

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  • Queensland Board of Inquiry calls witnesses

    Queensland Board of Inquiry calls witnesses

    The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry has called an extensive list of witnesses from Government, Unions and Anglo American to provide evidence in surrounding the underground gas explosion at...

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  • Workers exploited on bulk carrier

    Workers exploited on bulk carrier

    The bulk carrier Unison Jasper was bringing alumina to the Tomago Aluminium smelter when it was detained by authorities in the Port of Newcastle following allegations that crew members were...

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