Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Australasia's Leading Journal in Mining Safety

  • Anglo Grasstree evacuated after trending toward explosive range

    Anglo Grasstree evacuated after trending toward explosive range

    The evacuation of Anglo American’s Grasstree underground coal mine by the Queensland Mines Inspectorate yesterday has highlighted a potential disconnect between mine response plans (TARPS) and...

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  • Blind spot reduction solution

    Blind spot reduction solution

    A US-based teenager has developed a unique blind spot reduction system that may have application in reducing pillar blind spots and improving operator field of view in mining vehicles. 14-year-old...

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  • Semi-automated drill and blast delivery

    Semi-automated drill and blast delivery

    A joint project between Orica and Epiroc will aim to deliver a semi-automated drill and blast system for underground mines by 2021. Orica and Epiroc say that the new drill and blast system will...

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  • Optimising drill and blast performance with FRAGTrack

    Optimising drill and blast performance with FRAGTrack

    Optimising drill and blast performance with high tech tools just took another step forward. Orica (ASX: ORI), the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial explosives and innovative blasting...

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  • Fatal injuries from falling trailer ramp

    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...

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  • Haul truck burns on ramp

    Haul truck burns on ramp

    A haul truck has burned on a ramp from at a NSW mine. The NSW Resources Regulator reported that about 2 am while driving an empty haul truck down a ramp, a driver had to shut down the truck due to...

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  • FIFO Worker accused of murder named

    FIFO Worker accused of murder named

    UPDATED: A FIFO worker accused of murdering his colleague at a Western Australian mine has been remanded in custody to appear in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on November 27. Troy Adam...

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  • Application of multi-sensory virtual reality in  safety training

    Application of multi-sensory virtual reality in safety training

    Recent research in the use of virtual reality to improve health and safety training suggests that multi-sensory virtual reality experiences can motivate and engage employees more effectively than...

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  • Hazard Management

    Hazard Management

    Hazard management in mining is fundamental to the safe operation of a mine. Despite a higher than average percentage of workers in the mining sector undertaking formal occupational health and...

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  • BHP resurrects old video in support of automation

    BHP resurrects old video in support of automation

    In the wake of the BHP Goonyella Riverside automation row with unions and members of the Queensland Opposition, BHP has resurrected parts of a July 2017 video shot at Jimblebar mine in early 2017...

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  • Mining rehabilitation advisory committee established in Queensland

    Mining rehabilitation advisory committee established in Queensland

    The Queensland Government have established a mining rehabilitation advisory committee to advise the government on the used of funds used to clean up abandoned mine sites. Ten of Queensland’s...

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  • CFMEU says 340 jobs will go at Goonyella Riverside

    CFMEU says 340 jobs will go at Goonyella Riverside

    The CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland President Stephen Smyth says that 340 jobs will go at the BMA Goonyella Riverside mine as the automation of mining trucks rolls out. Alarmingly, he has also...

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  • Remembering Gretley Mine Disaster

    Remembering Gretley Mine Disaster

    The Gretley mine disaster of 1996 claimed the lives of four men following an inrush of water. At about 5.30 am on 14 November 1996 employees of The Newcastle Wallsend Coal Company Pty Limited,...

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  • Police charge FIFO worker over murder at mine site

    Police charge FIFO worker over murder at mine site

    Western Australian Police have charged a FIFO worker at a Western Australian mine associated with the murder of another man at a mine site. Western Australia Police confirmed this morning that...

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  • BMA announces automation at Queensland coal mine

    BMA announces automation at Queensland coal mine

    BMA Automation Becomes Reality...BMA has announced today that they will automate 300 jobs at its’ Queensland Goonyella Riverside mine through the autonomous conversion of 86 Komatsu trucks in...

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  • Sustainable development goals | The future for Australia

    Sustainable development goals | The future for Australia

    Rapid progress for Australia on the UN’s Sustainable Development goals is possible and could deliver a fairer, greener, more prosperous nation in 2030 – if managed properly – new UNSW...

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  • Employees entitlements in wake of bushfires

    Employees entitlements in wake of bushfires

    In the wake of the recent bushfires, employers are often left wondering what they should do in respect of employee entitlements. Here are some key question and answers on managing employee...

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  • Post bushfire cleanup | Asbestos Dangers

    Post bushfire cleanup | Asbestos Dangers

    In the wake of Australia’s bushfire disaster, another potential long term danger looms. Asbestos contamination of older fire-damaged properties is a real risk. The Asbestos Diseases Foundation of...

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  • Fight at West Australian mine ends in death

    Fight at West Australian mine ends in death

    A fight at a Western Australian Lithium mine following a pre-start meeting has ended in a one worker dead and another in Police custody. Homicide Police have commenced an investigation into the...

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  • Moranbah Miner’s Memorial opens

    Moranbah Miner’s Memorial opens

    The Moranbah Miner’s memorial has been officially opened last Friday by a range of dignatories and mineworkers from across the Isaac region. The memorial pays tribute to the thirteen miner’s who...

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